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Calendar of Events for Folkestone Book Festival 




@12.30pm - Lisa Hilton presents: Elizabeth - Renaissance Prince.  A biography of 'The Virgin Queen' Elizabeth I by the author, journalist, lecturer and broadcaster.


@3pm - Amy License presents: Richard III.  The author explores the King's life and reign and some of the most difficult historical questions.


@4.30pm - Film: Elizabeth. Starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush & Christopher Eccleston.


@7pm - Lit Dinner.  Enjoy dinner @ Curry Garden with three writers.  Colin Grant, Daljlit Nagra and Lennox Morrison


@7.30pm - Tracy Borman presents: Thomas Comwell. The Author is also the Chief Executive of Heritage Education Trust and joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces.  






@1pm - In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and Modernism in Paris.  Sue Roe brings to life the bohemian world of art in Paris between 1900-1910.  


@5.30pm - Christmas in the Creative Quarter.


@7.30pm - Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel.  An hour long comedy play spun in the style of Jane Austen.




@10.30am - Cafe Philo with Kate Figes.  Join Kate for coffee and croissants @ Rocksalt and discuss monogamy and betrayal. 


@11.30am - Andrew Martin presents: Belles & Whistles. Combining humour and historical anecdote, the author looks at five journeys through time on Britain's trains.


@1pm - John Bradshaw presents: Dogs & Cats - The Animals Amongst Us. Founder and Director of the Anthrozoology Institute, Dr Bradshaw Listen talks about his findings on your favourite pet.


@4pm - Judith Flanders.  The acclaimed author and historian talks through mini histories of household items.


@5.30pm - Michael Frayn.  Talking about his most recent novel, Skios.


@7pm - Claire Tomalin.  The author talks about Charles Dickens, his relationship with Nelly Terman and Claire's own contribution to the film, The Invisible Woman.  






@10.30am - Paper Making Workshop.  Learn how to make paper with the one day workshop with Jonathan Korejko.


@11.00am - David Marsh: Who the Bell Tolls. Working for newspapers for 40 years, David will talk about grammar, the stuff that people treally need to know.  


@12.30pm - Geordie Greig: Breakfast with Lucian.  The former friend of Lucian shares some of his stories recounted from around the breakfast table.


@2pm - Michael Booth: The Truth about the Nordic Miracle.  Having lived among the Scandinavians, we hear about the journey through all five of the Nordic countries.


@3.30pm - David Goodhart.  Join in the discussion on immigration and multiculturalism. 


@5pm - Lewis Dartnell: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch.  An introduction to a quickstart guide for rebooting civilisation which will transform your understanding of the world. 


@6.3pm - It's Not Only Rock n Roll.  With psychologist and former 60's model Jenny Boyd who has spent four years interviewing 75 world famous musicians, including Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards.  

















Catch up

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 Michael Rosen Interview  

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