What a brilliant event from the organisation to the talks it was one of the best!

The new curators Jen Thatcher and James Harkin did an outstanding job with many interesting authors and events this year. I attended some of the talks including Frances Tophill from Gardeners World which was a highlight for me as gardening is one of my passions. I bought one of her books about rewilding your garden, which is good and available on Amazon. Hopefully, Frances will be able to do a talk at my writing group next year about writing a gardening book.

One of our most famous authors from Folkestone is Michel Faber, he did a fascinating talk with his girlfriend, Louisa Young on grief and creativity.

Tim Lott was fascinating in talking about how not to write, I guess we all need some lessons in that but then what would all the proofreaders and editors do? I also bought one of his books which is a memoir called The Secret of Dried Roses. Lucy Caldwell was a new author to me, so I was interested in her view of all things writing. Her book called All the Beggars Riding looks interesting so I am eager to get to that in my pile of books to be read. I will be reviewing all these books next year on my blog.

Another book festival and year almost over but it makes me eager to see what 2024 brings to Folkestone.


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