Saturday, 13 August 2022

Eastenders actor to talk at Literary Festival

SOAP star Pam St Clement is to appear at this year?s Henley Literary Festival

SOAP star Pam St Clement is to appear at this year?s Henley Literary Festival.

The actress, known to millions of viewers as Pat Butcher in EastEnders, will be speaking about her memoir, The End Of An Earring, including 25 years in Albert Square.

Other new names to appear at the festival include food blogger Ella Woodward, whose book Deliciously Ella went straight to No 1 in the UK book charts last month. Everything But The Girl singer Tracey Thorn will discuss her book Naked At The Albert Hall, an insider?s view of pop singing.

Author Gill Hornby returns to the festival with All Together Now, the follow-up to her 2013 bestseller The Hive, alongside debut novelists including Vaseem Khan, Emma Hooper and Cesca Major.

Greg Jenner, historical consultant to the BBC?s Horrible Histories, will also be speaking, as will Lt Gen Sir Barney White-Spunner who wrote Of Living Valour, an account of the Battle of Waterloo from the soldiers? perspective.

The children?s literary festival will include an appearance by David Melling, the author and illustrator behind Hugless Douglas.

Among the speakers previously announced are Gyles Brandreth, who sold out when he last appeared in 2012. Caroline Lucas will reflect on her time as leader of the Green Party and her experience of being its sole MP. Thriller writer Steve ?S J? Watson, whose debut Before I Go To Sleep was turned into a film with Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth, will be discussing his follow-up Second Life. He will appear alongside Paula Hawkins, who wrote The Girl On The Train, and MC Beaton, author of 30 Hamish Macbeth novels and the Agatha Raisin stories.

The festival takes place from September 28 to October 4. Tickets will go on sale in July.

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