Titchwell’s Briarfields Hotel announces stellar line-up of authors for 2015 Bookfest programme

Emma Healey ANL-150701-114309001
Emma Healey ANL-150701-114309001
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Well-known authors, including international best-seller Kate Mosse, are included in a stellar line-up to headline at this year’s Briarfields Bookfests.

The Titchwell hotel has just released its first dates for the 2015 Bookfest programme, including Sunday, April 19.

Author Kate Mosse ANL-150701-114319001

Author Kate Mosse ANL-150701-114319001

At this event, Norwich-based author Emma Healey, whose debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing, attracted nine book offers at the London Book Fair in 2013 and this week won the Costa First Novel awards, will be speaking.

Her book centres on 70-year-old Maud who, while increasingly forgetful with the onset of dementia, is determined to solve the mystery of the disappearance of her friend, Elizabeth. Aged just 29, Emma’s characterisation has been described as “astounding” by literary critics. Elizabeth is Missing has been sold to 20 countries and translated into 18 languages.

A second Bookfest will take place on Sunday, June 7, with international author Kate Mosse whose latest book, The Taxidermist’s Daughter, follows best-sellers Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel.

The Independent described it as: “A beautiful, brilliant book, full of heart and superb twists, with an unforgettable heroine and a mystery that will have you thinking long after you’ve turned the last page.”

Cambridge author Sophie Hannah, who has recently published a continuation of the Poirot series, The Monogram Murders, with the blessing of the Christie family, will give an author’s talk at Briarfields in October.

She is a prolific poet, children’s author and thriller writer, and her work has been adapted for television. Her first novel, Little Face, published in 2006, sold more than 100,000 copies.

“We are thrilled to announce our first dates for our 2015 Bookfest programme,” says Briarfields’ marketing manager, Jac Sandy. “This follows appearances by Barbara Erskine, the latest of which was a sell-out, and Elly Griffiths in 2014. Those who attend enjoy hearing each author share the story of their writing career, an extract from their work and the opportunity to pose their own questions to the author, as well as meeting, buying a copy and having their book signed, followed by Briarfields’ Posh Afternoon Tea.”

Tickets for Briarfields Bookfests are priced £12, including Posh Afternoon Tea, and are available from the hotel.

For more information, please contact the hotel on 01485 210742 or email info@briarfieldshotelnorfolk.co.uk