with Peter Guttridge

Saturday 5th October 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Queen’s Hall
£10.00 per person


maggie geemaggie gee bloodBlood is a Gothic black comedy seen through the eyes of Monica, ‘the wrong sort of woman’ who cannot help speaking her secret thoughts aloud. Set in Thanet, in an angry, anarchic, Brexit-ing Britain, it asks serious questions about modern life and is also a satire on power, corruption, bullying and much more. ‘Written with style and dash, without piety, without fear’ says Hilary Mantel. The Sunday Times chose it as a best summer read.

Maggie Gee writes novels, short stories, memoir, poetry and journalism and she was awarded an OBE for services to literature in 2012



Accidental Agent

accidental agent

alan judd

photo credit: Colin Bell

In Accidental Agent, Brexit looms and Charles Thoroughgood, Chief of MI6, is forbidden for political reasons from spying on the EU.
But when an EU official volunteers the EU’s negotiating bottom lines to one of his officers, Charles has to report it. Authoritative and packed with in-depth knowledge, Accidental Agent is a gripping new spy thriller from a master of the genre Alan Judd is a multiple award-winning novelist whose biography of the founder of MI6 was short-listed for the Westminster Prize. He is currently The Spectator’s motoring correspondent.

Peter Guttridge returns as a Bookfest moderator and is himself an award-winning crime novelist.
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