Afternoon Tea with Persephone Books

3:00pm - 5:00pm - Friday 10 June

Cathedral Quarter Hotel, DE1 3JR

Ticket includes a full afternoon tea with a selection of cakes and sandwiches.

We are delighted to welcome back Nicola Beauman, founder and director of Persephone Books, which publishes beautiful reprints of (mostly) women writers of the inter-war period. Nicola will talk about Dorothy Whipple, who lived for many years in Nottingham. She wrote eight extremely successful novels between 1927 and 1953 and two of them, They Knew Mr Knight (1934) and They Were Sisters (1943), were made into films. She also wrote short stories and two volumes of memoirs.

Persephone Books has its own distinctive bookshop in Bloomsbury and 115 beautifully produced titles in print. Last year’s Afternoon Tea event was sold out, and we are sure this year’s will be hugely popular, so book early.

Please note: Booking for this event is by phone only at the Festival Box Office on 01332 290606. Booking deadline is 25th May.

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Derby Book Festival

1 - 9 June 2018

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