Liz Lochhead opening the festival with ebullience and tenderness -
Alice Oswald standing in the darkened church and, in spite of the cold and the hornet in the microphone, delivering her poems steadily and bringing us all together;
Patrick McGuinness, Thursday 4 April 7.30pm
Tickets in advance £6 to include wine.
Join us for the launch of Throw Me to the Wolves, Patrick's second novel. Other Peoples' Countries, his uncategorisable memoir, was our top selling book of 2014. This novel has similarities - once again, childhood and memory are important - but it also deals with the demonisation of an eccentric teacher, violence and abuse in schools and a murder case. It is by turn desperately sad and very funny.