Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
the magic of our Spiegeltent... Wednesday 18
July, Crescent Gardens, Harrogate
Have you booked a place on Creative
Thursday or are you around in Harrogate the night before the Crime
Writing Festival officially kicks off on the Thursday? Then don't miss
out on some exclusive events, taking place as part of the diverse Harrogate International
Festivals programme, including a tour of the sights,
smells, sounds and tastes of Elizabethan England with historical crime
Forrester and an exclusive crime themed Salon North
event, with three expert speakers from the worlds of science, art and
Read on to find out more...
Forrester: A Sensory Ride Through Elizabethan England Wednesday 18 July,
We think of Queen
Elizabeth I as ‘Gloriana’: the most powerful English woman in history.
But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? If you
could travel to the past and walk the streets of London in the 1590s,
where would you stay? What would you eat? What would you wear? Would you
really have a sense of it being a glorious age? And if so, how would that
glory sit alongside the vagrants, diseases, violence, sexism and famine
of the time?
should be prepared for some surprises in an event with James Forrester
that will take place in near darkness complete with the sights, smells,
sounds and tastes of the Elizabethan period.
and Misdeamours Odette Toilette PSYCHOLOGY :Virtual
Autopsy Dr Suzy Lishman SCIENCE :Mind
Reading 101 Philip Escoffey
Three experts speakers each have 30
minutes to involve the audience in an area of their life’s work. Speakers
Toilette on ‘Scents and Misdemeanours’ – looking at the
use of smell in crime fiction; Dr
Suzy Lishman, Vice-President of the Royal College of
Pathologists showcasing a ‘Virtual Autopsy’; and acclaimed mind reader Philip Escoffey,
who will be on hand to explain the tricks of the con-artist’s trade with
his slot 'Mind Reading 101'!