Jackie will run her workshop at the Charroux festival after lunch on Thursday 24th August. She is the author of six gardening and wildlife books including Wild About the Garden (Channel 4 Books) and Your Wildlife Garden (2011). She is the former editor of the Garden Design Journal and a writer for the English Garden magazine.
Her writing awards include BBC Wildlife Magazine (1990) and the Garden Media Guild’s Column of the Year (2009). She was the winner of the Barn Owl Trust 2013 Wildlife Poetry Competition.
Her most recent books are The Writer’s Garden (Frances Lincoln 2014) and Shakespeare’s Gardens (Frances Lincoln, 2016) published in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Né à Villeneuve sur lot, Philippe Garenne a longtemps guidé l’unique collège de Ré la blanche à travers le maquis budgétaire et financier. Revenu sur le continent, il arpente les quais de La Rochelle et les allées du château de Périgny à la recherche de l’inspiration…parfois, il la trouve.
Mike writes about focal character Dan Pierce, a former French Foreign Legion sniper and now a mercenary . His novels include Death of a Scientist,WTC Building 7,The Fall of the European Empire and The Innocents.
James will be launching his latest historical fiction novel, The Housekeeper at the Charroux Literary Festival 2017.
James has lived in the Limousin region of France for fifteen years. He has published eight novels ; He contributes to local newspapers and magazines and in 2014, he participated in a four-day spectacular at Bridiers in the Creuse department to mark the centenary commemoration of WWI—an acting role, as a poilu. He resumed a similar role in the 2015 centenary event to mark the end of WWII.
An historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of over 13 bestselling novels as well as several short story collections that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural. Her novels are published in over 30 languages worldwide. She will talk about her inspiration and her novels spanning the past 30 yearsfrom her debut Lady of Hay to her latest bestseller, Sleeper’s Castle.
Alison Morton, writes the acclaimed Roma Nova thriller series featuring modern Praetorian heroines. She blends her deep love of Roman history with six years’ military service and a life of reading crime, adventure and thriller fiction. All five books have been awarded the BRAG Medallion. SUCCESSIO, AURELIA and INSURRECTIO were selected as Historical Novel Society’s Indie Editor’s Choices. AURELIA was a finalist in the 2016 HNS Indie Award. The sixth, RETALIO, is due out in April 2017.
A ‘Roman nut’ since age 11, Alison has misspent decades clambering over Roman sites throughout Europe. She holds a MA History, blogs about Romans and writing.
Represented by Blake Friedmann Literary Agency for ancillary rights.
Now she writes, cultivates a Roman herb garden and drinks wine in France with her husband of 30 years.
We have a fabulous mix of British Authors attending the festival in August. The full programme and bookings will be on line from March 2017. To keep up to date visit us at www.facebook.com/charrouxlitfest