An evening with three authors, presented by Kirkby Stephen Community Arts and The Bookshop, Kirkby Stephen
SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER
6PM – MARK RICHARDS, CASTLES OF EDEN
Outdoor writer Mark Richards talks about Castles of Eden, the long-distance walking trail he devised and published in 2017. Exploring the Eden Valley, the trail travels 42 miles from Kirkby Stephen to Penrith through a gently undulating landscape enlivened by castles, ancient stones, earthworks and ruins.
7.15PM – ADRIAN ROGAN, NORTHERN WARRIOR
Northern Warrior and 1314 are epic adventures based on historical fact about 14th-century knight Sir Andreas de Harcla. Author Adrian Rogan reads and discusses a scene from his novel 1314, which recreates the tension as local people gather in Hartley Castle on the eve of another battle in the very same valleys and fells traversed in Mark’s Castles of Eden.
8.15PM – SIMON TEMPLE-BENNETT, HOME IS MY CASTLE
Twenty years ago Simon Temple-Bennett and his wife Wendy bought a near-derelict 18th-century folly castle near Kirkby Stephen. Today Augill Castle is both a successful, idiosyncratic boutique hotel and an elegant home . Simon shares tales from his colourful castle life, which form the basis of his humorous witty, honest and engaging books Undressed for Dinner and Stop for Breakfast.
Tickets £3 per speaker or £6 for the evening.
The authors’ books will be on sale; signings by arrangement with the authors.
Refreshments available but there will be short intervals between speakers if you would like to pop out and get food.
To book tickets in advance please call Kate on 017683 71885 or call into The Bookshop, Kirkby Stephen.