Me and lovely agent Joanna Swainson discuss my book at St Mary’s, Lower Higham during last year’s launch – photo Ralph Connolly
June sees the launch of On the Marshes in paperback and to celebrate I am returning to the beautiful church of St Mary’s in Lower Higham where I slept on the last night of my walk across the marshes. The event is on the 9th June at 6.00pm Tickets for this event are £6 but there is no need to book you can just turn up on the night. There will be a licensed bar and snacks available to buy on the night.
On the 21st June I travel to Kirkdale Books, the oldest independent bookshop in South East London, to talk about On the Marshes and sign books. More details to follow from the bookshop website.
Many thanks to Inspiral London for inviting me to take part in their night walking event on the Hoo Peninsula. Enjoyed talking to an interesting and very politically aware audience on the LV21
Saturday 21st April, LV21, Gravesend 4.30pm – 6.30pm.
When I was asked to take part in a festival of night walking across the Hoo Peninsula I had to say yes. I loved walking the RSPB reserve at Northward Hill in the evening and never felt afraid but many people would not feel safe walking after dark.
This festival allows you to explore some great venues along the Thames coast after hours. Highlights for me include Friday evening’s magic lantern tour of Rosherville Pleasure Gardens and Saturday evening’s all night walk across the marshes, only to be attempted by the hardy, well fuelled and adequately shod, I should think.
The festival is being run by Inspiral London whose main aim is to encourage walkers to explore London after dark and hopefully it will attract people to visit the North Kent Marshes for the first time and experience it’s beauty.
I will be giving a talk on the LV21 light house ship on Saturday evening and more than likely joining the walk afterwards.
For tickets and to find out more visit the website. https://inspirallondon.com/2018-inspiral-night-walking-festival/
Enjoying a chat with Peter Saxton of Waterstones in front of a packed crowd at the Faversham Literary Festival at the weekend. Loved everyone’s questions and chatting to people afterwards. Many thanks for everyone who attended.
Thanks to the Writing Comes Alive festival, which took place in Canterbury in the autumn, you can now see me chitter chatter about my book On the Marshes on You Tube. Here I am.
I am hugely looking forward to taking part in Faversham Literary Festival next weekend. Where I will be interviewed by my friend Peter Saxton. I’m afraid Peter and I are a sell out gig so no tickets are available but many thanks to everyone who has bought one. There are lots of other great writers to come and see during the festival which runs from Friday 23rd-Sunday 25th February so check out the website and come along.
Walking the coast of Sheppey on a chilly day,
Read an extract of On the Marshes at Longshore Drift in which I entertain fantasies of being in Wuthering Heights and bless bird hides while walking the coast of Sheppey on a rainy day.