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Minchinhampton Literary Lunch

Tuesday 16th May 2017 (TBA)
Location:Michinhampton, Gloucestershire, TBA

Tea with the author Dinah Jefferies and Kate Riordan

Thursday 18th May 2017 (3:30pm)
Location:Bowood House, Derry Hill, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9PQ

Afternoon Tea with Dinah Jefferies and Kate Riorden

Dinah will talk about her latest book, Before The Rains, set in 1930’s Rajputana, India. and Kate will talk about her latest book

Details TBA

Dinah Jefferies and Julia Gregson in Conversation

Wednesday 24th May 2017 (7pm)
Location:Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
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Julia Gregson and Dinah Jefferies

Dinah Jefferies will be talking about and signing copies of her new novel Before the Rains. She will be in conversation with Julia Gregson, whose latest book is Monsoon SummerDinah Jefferies was born in Malaysia and moved to England at the age of nine. Her idyllic childhood always held a special place in her imagination, and when she began writing novels in her 60s, she was able to return there – first in her fiction and then on annual research trips for each new novel. She is the author of The Separation, The Tea Planter’s Wife (a Richard and Judy  Book Club pivk), The Silk Merchant’s Daughter. Before the Rains is a romantic, heart-wrenching tale of love against the odds.

Author of Jasmine Nights, The Water Horse, East of the Sun and Monsoon Summer, Julia has been named romantic novelist of the year, and East of the Sun was chosen for the Richard and Judy TV Book Club, becoming a Sunday Times bestseller. Her research has also taken her to Asia. Monsoon Summer is a compelling love story set in India.

Burford Festival

Tuesday 13th June 2017 (2:30pm)
Location:Friends Meeting House, Pytts Lane, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4SJ
Ticket, including Tea:£3 in advance, £5 at the door
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Sponsored by The Madhatter Bookshop

Dinah Jefferies spent her early years in Malaysia which began a lifelong fascination with the Far East. Dinah’s second novel, ‘The Tea Planter’s Wife’, was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick as well as being top of the Sunday Times bestseller list for a number of weeks. ‘The Silk Merchant’s Daughter’, published in 2016 was also a Sunday Times bestseller. Her most recent novel, ‘Before the Rains’, published as hardback in February 2017 is set in 1930s India.

Dinah Jefferies and Penny Parkes

Thursday 15th June 2017 (7pm)
Location:Waterstones, Cirencester Cafe - 14 Cricklade St, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1HY
Book now:Phone 01285 658998 or DM via Twitter @WaterCiren

Keep the 23rd March free – look who’s coming for the evening to talk about their books – ask in store for more details or Direct Message on Twitter.

Dinah Jefferies and Penny Parkes will talk about their latest books, their writing and answer any questions you have of them

This was originally due for 23rd March but has been postponed. NEW date is provisional and awaiting confirmation.

Bewdley Book Week

Monday 4th - Saturday 9th September 2017

Have been invited to appear again at Bewdley Book Week. So enjoyed it last time. Exact dates, times and location still to be confirmed but watch this page and I’ll update it as I know more.

“Loose Muse” – Novelists in Conversation

Saturday 7th October 2017 (12:00 noon)
Location:Discovery Centre, Jewry St, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB

Full details TBA

Wantage Literary Festival

Saturday 21st - Saturday 28th October 2017 (TBA)

Just heard I’ll be at the Wantage Literary Festival in Oxfordshire. Exact date, time and venue yet to be confirmed.

The Wantage Literary Festival, which was formerly the Betjeman Literary Festival, is a great festival which has featured the likes of Fay Wheldon, Kate Wiliiams, Victoria Hislop, Robert Harris and other equally illustrious names.

Watch this space for updates later in the year.

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