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Below is the programme for our most recent Festival on Saturday 10 July 2021


9.30 am – 10 am Arrival/Registration

10 am – 10.05 am Welcome

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CARA HUNTER is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling crime novels featuring DI Adam Fawley and his Oxford-based police team. Her books have sold over a million copies in the UK alone, and been translated into 23 languages so far. Her fourth novel, No Way Out was selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 best crime novels since 1945. Her first novel Close to Home sold over half a million copies, was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick and was shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year in the British Book Awards 2019. The fifth book, The Whole Truth, published this year, is a Richard and Judy summer pick for 2021. The TV rights to the series have been acquired by the Fremantle group. Twitter: @CaraHunterBooks 

    Cara will be interviewed by Buckinghamshire crime author DAVE SIVERS. Dave’s popular series featuring detectives Lizzie Archer and Dan Baines are set in Buckinghamshire’s Aylesbury Vale, and In Ink, published in 2020, introduced DI Nathan Quarrel in the start of a new series set in West Hertfordshire. He is a co-founder of Ivinghoe’s BeaconLit book festival. His latest novel is Die in the Dark, sixth in the Archer and Baines series. davesivers.co.uk

10.55 am – 11.15 am Break/Book Signings

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SOPHIE WARD is an actor and writer from North London who has worked extensively in film, television and theatre. Her non-fiction book, A Marriage Proposal, was published by The Guardian in 2014. Her first novel, Love And Other Thought Experiments came out last year. The novel was shortlisted for the McKitterick prize, and longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize and the 2020 Booker Prize. Her second novel, The Schoolhouse, will be published in 2022. sophieannaward.com

 Sophie will be interviewed by ADINA CAMPBELL. Adina is the BBC’s Community Affairs Correspondent and has a wide brief reporting on stories in the UK and abroad. They recently include looking at the impact of the pandemic on ethnic minority groups, George Floyd’s murder and covering the London Mayoral election as part of BBC One’s special programme coverage. She was also deployed to Buckingham Palace when the Duke of Edinburgh died. Before working in network news, Adina used to report and present on BBC South Today covering stories in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and surrounding areas. Adina is a fitness enthusiast and a new mum: she gave birth to her son during the first national  lockdown. 

12.05 pm -12.40 pm Book Signings/Close

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