This year’s Ilminster Literary Festival is fast approaching! Save the dates and read on for full details of speakers, events and how to book tickets.

Click here for a downloadable and printable booking form.

Retirement Rebel

Siobhan Daniels
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From Downton to Gatsby – Jewellery and Fashion from 1890 to 1930’s
Andrew Prince
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The Fresh Fiction Best Short Stories
Grace Palmer
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From School to Fleet Street

Gemma Aldridge
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How to be a Politician

Vince Cable
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Tourists – How the British went Abroad to Find Themselves
Lucy Lethbridge
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Shakespeare’s First Folio, 1623
Calista Lucy
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Utterly Immoral
Simon Keable-Elliott
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Breakneck Point
Tina Orr Munro
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Island of Extraordinary Captives
Simon Parkin
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London’s Lost Department Stores
Tessa Boase
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Hestercombe Gardens Restoration
Dave Usher
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Mission France
Kate Vigurs
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An Auctioneer’s 10 Commandments
Richard Kay
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Secrets of a Crossword Setter
Tim Moorey
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Leadership – A Life in Diplomacy
Simon McDonald
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Forget-me-not – Forgotten Species
Sophie Pavelle
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Tango! A Wrap-up Concert
Trio Paradis
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None of the above events would be possible without the support of our Sponsors and Advertisers. We are grateful to Greenslade Taylor Hunt, this year’s corporate sponsor and also to the following businesses which have sponsored individual events. Many of them have supported ILF since the very first festival in 2016. They are;

Bonners the Butchers;  Elite Auto Body Repairs;  Harper Dolman and West;  Spar Store Ilminster;

Symonds and Sampson;  A J Wakely;  Ilminster Home Hardware;

Jordans Courtyard Wellness and Yoga;  Mark Hebron Hairdressing

Thanks also to: Macs Printing, E & S Computers. Tesco Ilminster and to all our advertisers

We are grateful to Symonds and Sampson who have provided new banners to advertise the festival.