2017 Programme

St Peter’s Place

The Church The Tent
10.30 – 5.30

Book Sale

10.45 – 10.55

Coffee and cakes My life in 10 books

Gillian Ellis

11.00 – 12.00

Tickled to Death

Simon Brett talks about his life as a writer of crime and comedy

Tickets £5

11.30 – 11.40

My 10 Favourite Poems

Anne Thompson

12.00 – 2.30

Lunch available

12.05 – 12.35  


Book quiz for adults

Quiz sheets – 50p

Book token prize

12.15 – 12.45

Book signing by Simon Brett
12.50 – 1.00  


10 by 10 talk

Fishbourne School

12.45 – 1.45

Some Sussex Mud

Jane Rusbridge

Hear how Jane Rusbridge’s novel grew from her fascination with local myths and mysteries, her love of Sussex landscapes, and the discovery that there are many words for mud. ROOK, one of the BBC’s ‘Books That Made Britain’, is set in Bosham.

Tickets £5

1.30 – 2.00

New Chichester Papers:

a) Graylingwell War Hospital 1915-19

B) Buried in Chichester

Greg and Katherine Slay

1.45 – 2.15

Book signing by

Jane Rusbridge

2.00 – 3.00

Roman Quests at Fishbourne

Caroline Lawrence

In a lively talk, best-selling author of a new series of books for kids set in Roman Britain tells how Fishbourne inspired the dramatic climax of the first book in her Roman Quests series. Suitable for children 8+

Tickets £5

2.15 – 3.15

Book walk

In the footsteps of ‘The Taxidermist’s Daughter’

led by Greg Slay

3.00 – 3.10

Short and Tall Stories

10 Favourite short story writers

Alastair Alexander

3.15 – 3.45 Book signing by Caroline Lawrence  DREAMBUILDING

St Wilfrids New Hospice for the 21st Century

Michael Bevis

3.30 – 4.30

Beauty and Pain:

The First World War and its Poetry
Max Egremont

Why did such a brutal war produce some of the most memorable poetry of the twentieth century?  Why did several poets change their mind about the war after their early enthusiasm?  And what happened to those who survived?

Tickets £5




3.45 – 4.15

Book quiz for children

Quiz sheets – 50p

Book token prize

4.30 – 5.00

Book signing by

Max Egremont

4.45 – 5.30 “Book grab”

Buy a carrier bag for £1 and fill it with as many books as you can