Sebastian Faulks at Brook Green book festival

This month, leading authors will be gathering at the third Brook Green Book Festival to share insights about the craft  of writing and to answer questions about their work.  The festival is organized by Holy Trinity Church in west London.  
Best-selling author Sebastian Faulks is among those lined  up. His novel Birdsong sold more than three million copies  worldwide.  Another novel Charlotte Gray was filmed,  starring Cate Blanchett. His latest novel, A Week in  December follows seven diverse characters in London.   He wrote an official James Bond novel, Devil May Care,  which went to No 1 on the UK best seller list.  On 14  October he speaks on, ‘Making it up:  The only thing a  novelist can offer.’
The festival opens on 11 October with Piers Paul Read  interviewed by radio journalist Sarah Montague about his new novel The Misogynist.  This depicts a lonely,  embittered lawyer living in Shepherds Bush who  struggles to find meaning in life.
We mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on  12 October with Patrick Bishop on ‘The Significance of  the Battle of Britain, Then and Now.’  He is a renowned  writer on RAF history.  Distinguished biographer Sir  Michael Holroyd comes on the 13 October to talk about  the art of biography and his new work A Book of Secrets  tracing the lives of three remarkable women.

Father Terry Tastard, who writes the Sunday Reflection, is parish priest at Holy Trinity Church. His latest book:  Ronald Knox and English Catholicism is published by Gracewing at £12.99 and is available on Amazon, on ICN's front page. To read Sr Gemma Simmonds' review on ICN see:
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