Crime, Magic & SteamPunk with Elly Griffiths and George Mann

Sunday 15 July

7pm (Arrival from 6pm)
Carriages Café, Newark Castle Train Station
£10 including a buffet tea

Join us in Carriages Café, where the beautiful interior and ambience set the scene for a cozy evening of crime and magic and our finale of the 2018 Book Festival.

Bestselling crime author, Elly Griffiths talks about her latest Dr Ruth Galloway novel, The Dark Angel, her latest paperback The Vanishing Box and news of a new thriller coming soon.

Elly is joined by popular East Midlands based writer, George Mann, whose wonderful novels explore the irresistible worlds of crime and steampunk.

Free parking after 6pm – collect a ticket from the venue when you arrive.

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Historical Fiction

Sunday 15 July

3.15pm – 4.30pm
Newark Town Hall
£5/£4 Festival Friends

Leading UK historical fiction writer, Elizabeth Chadwick talks about her brand new title Templar Silks.

In this glorious adventure, the reader is swept away to medieval Jerusalem to conclude the magnificent story of William Marshal.

Elizabeth is joined by Sharon Bennett Connolly history blogger and writer of Heroines of the Medieval World.

Chaired by Nick Quantrill.

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Meet the Illustrators

Sunday 15 July

1.30pm-2.45pm
Newark Town Hall
£5/£4 Festival Friends

Today, we are joined by Little Red Reading Hood illustrator Ben Mantle, A Boy Called Christmas (Matt Haig) illustrator Chris Mould, and our super postcard creator from Lincolnshire Mark Chambers, who come together to talk about their work, illustration and partnerships with authors and put their pencils to the test in a special festival illustrators challenge.

Chaired by Mary Haig, Festival Friend.

Sponsored by Aura Business Centre

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A Cream Tea with Carole Matthews

Sunday 15 July

Arrival from 1pm for 1.30pm-2.45pm
Secret Garden, Stodman Street
£7 including Cream Tea
Advanced booking required – cut-off date 6th July

Join popular romance author, Carole Mathews for tea and Scones while she talks about her new book Million Love Songs.

Feel-good and full of emotion, Carole will make your heart sing with this glorious read.

Once you have booked your tickets, please email hello@newarkbookfestival.org.uk with any specific dietary requirements and the name of your party.

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An Interview with Archaeologist James Wright: Castles of Nottinghamshire

Sunday 15 July

12.15pm-1.15pm
Tudor Hall, The National Civil War Museum, Appletongate
£4/ £3 Festival Friends

Join James Wright FSA an archaeologist and historian and discover, in detail, some of the lesser known earthworks and ruins of lost castles and fortified manor houses in the county.

Interviewed by Martin Brown, Festival Friend.

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Exploring Gothic Fiction – Laura Purcell

Sunday 15 July

11.45am-1pm
Newark Town Hall
£5/£4 Festival Friends

Silent Companions author and gothic fiction expert Laura Purcell is joined by Dr Paul Whickman, Lecturer in English at University of Derby, as they celebrate the bi-centenary of Frankenstein by reflecting on the history of gothic fiction.

As featured on the Radio 2 Book Club, gothic chiller The Silent Companions is a brilliantly unnerving story that will send a shiver down your spine…

Chaired by Tim Rideout.

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Little Red Reading Hood with Lucy Rowland and Ben Mantle

Sunday 15 July

10.15am  FAMILY
Tudor Hall, The National Civil War Museum, Appletongate
£2 Children (adults free)

Whilst leaving footpaths should NEVER be done,

Straying from stories is all sorts of fun!

Little Red Reading Hood LOVES reading books and making up stories of her own. When she meets a cunning wolf while on her way to the library, he convinces her to stray from the path and read for a little while. But hasn’t she read this in a story before? Perhaps it’s time she came up with a new ending . . .

A contemporary and fun take on the classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood. Created by incredible picture book partnership, Lucy Rowland and Ben Mantle, Little Red Reading Hood will inspire children, and adults, about the magic of books and reading.

Sponsored by Karrot Entertainment

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Lucy Mangan – Bookworm – A Memoir of Childhood Reading

Sunday 15 July

10.15am-11.30am (Arrival 9.45am for a 10.15 start)
Gannets Bistrot, Castlegate
£7 including a drink and cake

Lucy Mangan is a columnist for Stylist, a Guardian writer and the author of My Family and Other DisastersThe Reluctant Bride and Hopscotch and Handbags.

Join Lucy today, whilst you relax over a coffee to take a trip down a rabbit hole and a visit to Narnia. In Bookworm, Lucy revisits her childhood reading with wit, love and gratitude.

She relives our best-beloved books, their extraordinary creators, and looks at the thousand subtle ways they shape our lives.

Interviewed by Tina Bettison.

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East Midlands Landscapes, Legends and Inspiration

Sunday 15 July

10-11.15am
Newark Town Hall
£4/£3 Festival Friends

Featuring East Midlands based authors and storytellers talking about their location, work and inspirations.

This exciting panel includes Mick Cox, author of A Grisly History of Nottinghamshire in Ten Spine-Chilling Chapters, Derbyshire’s Roz Watkins whose DI Meg Dalton crime series, is set in The Peak District and visits today to discuss her debut novel The Devil’s Dice, and Ade Andrews, Robin Hood for the C21st.

Ade runs the multi award winning Robin Hood Town Tour and various other tours as Ezekial Bone.

Chaired by Nick Quantrill.

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