Meet creator of Apple Tree Yard in Buckingham

Louise Doughty
Louise Doughty

Apple Tree Yard was a huge hit for the BBC when it was dramatised earlier this year in a series starring Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin as a middle aged couple whose highly charged affair moved into a whole new realm when they ended up in court on a murder charge.

And now there is a chance to meet the author Louise Doughty as she is one of the speakers at this year’s Buckingham Literary Festival.

She will be joined by world renowned children’s author Jacqueline Wilson and one of Britain’s best loved poets, Roger McGough.

There will be a chance for the audience to question authors, meet them in person and get books signed. So there should be an opportunity to question Ms Doughty about the sequel to Apple Tree Yard which she is currently penning.

Also present will be the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP and former MP and last Governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, who will be talking about his new book, First Confession.

The three day event will take place from Friday June 30 through to Sunday July 2.

Events will be held throughout the town at venues including the Old Gaol, the Radcliffe centre and Buckingham library.

For aspiring writers there will be a chance to meet agents and other publishing professionals and to attend creative writing workshops in order to hone writing skills.

Christopher Woodhead, founder of Buckingham Literary Festival, said: “We were delighted by the success of last year’s festival and the stellar line up for 2017 will make this year’s festival one of the highlights of the summer.

“With the opportunity to attend live performances and workshops and with topics ranging from politics and history to health and crime fiction we are sure that the Buckingham Literary Festival 2017 is an event not to be missed!”

The full events programme will be announced in April and tickets will go on general sale on Friday April 21. Priority booking for Festival Friends will run from Friday April 7 through to Thursday April 20. To become a Friend visit www.bucklitfest.org
For full information on events taking place at the festival and the latest news on confirmed speakers visit the website or follow @bucklitfestival on Twitter.