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Gibraltar Literary Festival 2013

For those of you that love to write, or just love to read, you are in for a real treat this month. Whether you love a good story, non-fiction, history, or like me a lover of food and recipe books, the first ever Gibraltar Literary Festival will have something for you.

Personally I am extremely excited as two of my all-time food heroes Madhur Jaffrey and Ken Hom will be running workshops at this year’s festival.

From Friday 25 October to Sunday 27 the Gibraltar Literary Festival 2013 will host workshops and talks from some amazing international authors where you can learn about their trade and more about how they write best-selling books.

Just some of the items to look forward to this year are:

Friday Highlights
Patrick Jephson will be speaking about his book ‘Shadows of a Princess: Diana Princess of Wales’. He was her first Private Secretary and knew Diana very well, and therefore has many tales to share.

Peter Snow speaks about his book ‘When Britain Burned the White House’, the true story of when British troops set fire to the White House back in 1814

Best-selling author Rachel Hore introduces her new novel entitled ‘Silent Tide’

Hardeep Singh Kohli and Madhur Jaffrey will be doing a Spice Workshop.

Joanne Harris, author of the highly acclaimed ‘Chocolat’, which was made into an award winning film, will be introducing her latest novel ‘Peaches for Monsieur Le Curé’.

Saturday Highlights
Ever wanted to write your own novel? Rachel Hore will be giving some great tips on inspiration, where to start and how to finish with her ‘Writing a Novel Masterclass’

Donald Sloan talks to Madhur Jaffrey, enabling you to get to know more about Madhur, from her days in Bollywood, to her amazing career as a celebrity cook.

Joanne Harris tells us more about her recently published collection of short stories ’ A Cat, A Hat and A Piece of String’

Lunch with Ken Hom. He will cook a special feast for ticketholders of this event at the Royal Gibraltar Yacht Club. This is going to be a totally amazing once in a lifetime experience. Tickets for this lunch are £100 so book quickly as it is sure to sell out (if it has not already).

Sunday Highlights
There are lots of great authors on Sunday as well, from Christopher Lloyd, a popular science writer, to acclaimed writer and biographer DJ Taylor.

Claudia Roden will be doing a talk about the fact that she was one of the first people to bring Middle Eastern cuisine to the western world with her inspirational recipe books.

Another huge interview on Sunday is with one of the most well known and courageous war journalists, Kate Adie.
For more information see the website where you can book for each individual workshop or event

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