Felixstowe Book Festival 2019

Kingsfleet Wealth are delighted to be once again sponsoring the Felixstowe Book Festival, taking place on 27th to 30th June 2019. Having been a proud sponsor since the festival began back in 2013, this year we have upgraded to Gold Sponsorship, as part of our celebrations for our forthcoming 10th anniversary.

The Felixstowe Book Festival is now one of the most important events in Suffolk’s calendar and we share the vision that events such as this are vital for the economic, artistic, social and creative prosperity of our community.

We are delighted to be sponsoring the following six outstanding authors:


Prue Leith – The Lost Son

Thursday 27th June – 7.00-8.00pm at The Orwell Hotel
Prue, well-known from The Great British Bake Off, talks about her latest book; the final instalment of The Angelotti Chronicles series, this is an epic saga about an Anglo/Italian family in the restaurant business.
Photo © Alison Lawrence


James Runcie – The Road to Grantchester

Saturday 29th June – 10.00-11.00am at The Orwell Hotel
The pre-quel to the Granchester novel series, as seen adapted on ITV. James Runcie is an award-winning film-maker and Commissioning Editor for Arts at BBC Radio 4.
Photo © Kate Mount



Alan Johnson – In My Life

Saturday 29th June – 11.30-12.30pm at The Orwell Hotel
Alan Johnson is a fascinating character with amazing stories to tell. He comes to talk about his compelling biography; this will no doubt be a popular seminar.
Photo © Nell Dunn



Simon Heffer – The Age of Decadence – Britain 1880 to 1914

Saturday 29th June – 3.00-4.00pm at The Orwell Hotel
Historian, author, and writer for the Daily Telegraph, Simon’s book discusses life in pre-war Britain.



Barbara Erskine – The Ghost Tree

Sunday 30th June – 10.30-11.30am at The Orwell Hotel
The latest “Sunday Times best seller” writer by the well known fiction author.
Photo © Karolina Webb



Zeba Talkhani – My Past is a Foreign Country

Sunday 30th June – 2.30-3.30pm at The Orwell Hotel
Zeba, a Muslim feminist, describes her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia, reminiscent of The Handmaid’s Tale, and her journey to freedom in India, Germany and the UK
Photo © Chris Boland

There will be, of course, many other speakers and events and visitors will be treated to a diverse mix of events; covering everything from politics to crime fiction to romance and, of course a fantastic array of children’s events too, all contributing to the fabulous festival atmosphere.

For more information about the programme and to buy your tickets visit:
www.felixstowebookfestival.co.uk/events