An invitation to meet Diana Morgan-Hill at the Charroux Literary Festival

Diana Morgan Hill images Come and join us in for aperitif  with Diana Morgan-Hill. She will talk about her compelling story  from her recently  published  novel ‘Love and Justice’
Diana will be speaking at the Anglo/French Charroux Literary Festival from 6.15 pm on 27 August 2015 at La Maison du Pays Charlois in the centre of the town.

Diana Morgan-Hill And Buddha Love And Justice 2Free entry to all festival goers or to book tickets please go to or email

Isabel Ashdown ‘Great escapes – Journeys into fiction’ a talk at the Charroux litfest 2015

flight-by-isabel-ashdown-coverWhen Wren’s numbers come up in the first ever national lottery draw, she doesn’t tell her husband, Rob.  Instead she quietly packs her bags, kisses her six-month-old daughter Phoebe goodbye, and leaves.  Two decades later, Rob has moved on and found happiness with their oldest friend, Laura.  Phoebe, now a young woman, has never known any other life.  But when Rob receives a mysterious letter, the past comes back to haunt them all.

Moving between the majestic coastline of North Cornwall and the leafy suburbs of London, Flight is a story of secrets and lies – and of the indelible traces that are left behind when someone tries to disappear.

Book for the talk by Isabel Ashdown on Friday 28 August at 11.30

‘A compulsive read … Flight has great clarity and meaning’ –newbooks magazine, 5 star review

Barry Walsh- A Londoner and a story of first love, at the Charroux litfest 2015

Barry WalshCome and meet Barry on Thursday 27th August at Charroux, when he will be talking about how he came late to writing. His first novel, The Pimlico Kid – a story of first love – was published in July 2013 by HarperCollins, for whom he is currently writing a second novel, Love Me Do. He told us he has now given up all ‘suited’ work to write full time – well, a lot of the time.

Barry was born and grew up in central London and went to school in the East End. After dropping out of university, he worked at the Mermaid Theatre where a very tolerant Lord Miles allowed him to work in publicity. Later, he left to live in Greece where he’d planned, among other things, to write a novel. He didn’t. He subsequently spent a career in corporate communications.

When not writing, Barry enjoys the theatre, reading, watching Arsenal, being in France, listening to classical music and Neil Young, as well as occasionally gazing at Audrey Hepburn’s face.

Barry est  scolarisé à Londres, où il était né. Après l’université il a travaillé au ‘Mermaid Theatre.’

Jusqu’au son depart pour la Grèce d’où il a pensé d’écrire un roman, lequl était inachevé.

ll  est donc venu tard à l’écriture. Son premier roman,The Pimlico Kid – une histoire des premières amours – était édité en juillet 2013 par HarperCollins, pour qui il écrit actuellement un deuxième roman, Love me Do.

August Bank Holiday in South West France?

Come and join us in the beautiful   Charroux in the Poitou- Charentes  for a  3 day jam packed  literary festival and meet some fantastic authors. Booking now online

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Booking for the Charroux Literary Festival 2015 is now open!

27,28,29 August in the medieval town of Charroux in the Poitou-Charentes region of South West France. Take a look at the programme  and the authors and book here booking/enregistrant.

Kate Mosse to attend the festival

Kate Mosse OBE is an international bestselling novelist, non fiction author and playwright.  Her historical adventure novels of the Languedoc Trilogy – Labyrinth, Sepulchre & Citadel – are published in 42 languages and have sold more than 5 million copies throughout the world.  Her No 1 bestselling Gothic fiction includes The Winter Ghosts, The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales and The Taxidermist’s Daughter.   Non fiction includes The House: Behind the Scenes at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, which accompanied the Emmy-winning BBC television series, and Chichester Festival Theatre at Fifty. Her first play, Syrinx, won a PPC Award in 2009 and she is currently working on a major commission for CFT.  A regular broadcaster for BBC radio and television, she has written the introductions to a range of publications including Lucy Kerbel’s One Hundred Great Plays for Women and the anniversary edition of Vera Brittain’s A Testament of Youth.

Kate Mosse 2012 c Mark Rusher

The Founder & Chair of the Board of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), she is Patron of the Consort of Twelve, Patron of the Fishbourne Centre, and on the Executive Board of Women of the World. In October 2014 she was named Deputy Chair of the Board of the National Theatre, on which she has served as a member since 2011.  Kate was awarded the Spirit of Everywoman for services to the arts in 2012 and received an OBE for services to literature in 2013.

Kate Mosse est un romancier bestselling international, non auteur de fiction et dramaturge.  Ses romans historiques d’aventure de la trilogie de Languedoc – Labyrinth, Sepulchre & Citadel – sont édités dans 42 langues et ont vendu plus de 5 millions de copies dans le monde entier.  Son NO1 bestselling la fiction gothique inclut  The Winter Ghosts, The Mistletoe Bride  & Other Haunting Tales and The Taxidermist’s Daughter.