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Books Editorial

booksontynerosiewilby.jpg Books? Where? On Tyne!

The Books on Tyne festival returns in November (and December) with more authors than you would have thought humanely possible (ie around 30).

Oh god! I haven’t been given nearly enough space to flag up all of the goodies at this year’s festival so I better dive straight in with some highlights. Such as Joanna Trollope. The highly acclaimed author of novels such as ‘A Village Affair’, ‘The Choir’ and ‘The Rector’s Wife’ will be talking about her latest ‘An Unsuitable Match’. Also in attendance will be Laura Wood (talking about her best-selling Poppy Pym series), John Grundy (the ever popular local historian), Glen Brown (who has written one of the best working-class novels to come out of the north-east in a while with ‘Ironopolis’), Bob Stanley (member of pop band Saint Etienne and author of the outstanding ‘Yeah, Yeah, Yeah’ will be in conversation with Brian Ward who has penned a number of books on popular music) and LR Ross (author of the best-selling DCI Ryan series set in Northumberland). The Polari Literary Salon will return with a truly superb line-up this year featuring comedian, musician, writer and journalist Rosie Wilby (pictured), Alexis Gregory, Paul Burston and Mari Hannah, and Femme Fatales: Women and Crime Fiction is also back with Sheila Quigley, KA Richardson, Eileen Wharton and Danielle Ramsay. Check out the full line-up by visiting the website below.

Books on Tyne, 24 November-2 December, City Library + Lit & Phil, events either free or £3. booksontyne.co.uk