June 2014 Felixstowe Literary Festival
May 2014 Crimefest
March 2014 Essex Book Festival
October 23rd White Hall Academy Writing Workshop II
October 22nd Wix and Wrabness - celebration of writing
October 18th BBC Suffolk - Simon Talbot. Woodbridge Cruising Club, LOSB celebration
Octobber 17th Wix & Wrabness Writing Workshop - editing
October 16th White Hall Academy Writing Workshop I
October 11th Pakefield High School "Literary Leap Day"
October 10th Wix & Wrabness - day out
October 9th Frinton Book Festival - Tendring Technology College and Great Clacton Junion Schools
Oct 7th publication day The Lion of Sole Bay
October 3rd Author Visit Wix and Wrabness
October 2nd Author Visit White Hall Academy
September 21st Julia at EAST
September 9th AE Blog The CWA/ Margery Allingham Short Story Competition
August 9th AE blog "Just Add Children"
July 10th Kessingland Year 6 children visiting Peter Duck
July 2nd Julia at Kessingland Primary School
June 11th & 18th Julia at Frobisher Primary School. Jaywick - Essex Book Festival writing workshops
June 5th and 19th Julia at Alton Park Primary school, Clacton - Essex Book Festival writing workshops
May 18th Margery Allingham birthday lunch - Julia introducing Imogen Robertson
May 10th Francis on News Quiz (sorry I haven't kept up with Francis's dates)
April 20th JJ at East Anglian Writers
March 16th JJ speaking to TARS East at the Nottage Institute Brightlingsea
March 13th 2013 Essex Book Festival Fifty Years in the Fiction Factory JJ at Epping Library
March 1st opening of Essex Book Festival
Feb 13th JJ on BBC Suffolk discussing the Salt-Stained Book and its Readers Award
Feb 1st publication of Kindle edition of The Adventures of Margery Allingham
January 15th JJ on BBC Essex discussing SPARKS
December 12the Francis recording It's not what you know at BBC R4.. (Archie has already recorded his contribution)
Decemebr 1st At Westbourne Library, Ipswich
November 14th Suffolk Book League Fifty Years in the Fiction Factory
November 3rd Julia talk at East Anglian Sailing Trust
October 20th 2012 TARS Eastern region literary day at Bury St Edmunds
October 17th 2012 Fifty Years in the Fiction Factory - celebration at the University of Westminster
October 1st Publication day for Fifty Years in the Fiction Factory
Sept 15th - 16th Maritime Woodbridge
July 2nd Ghosting Home publication day
June 16th Nancy Blackett AGM - preview of Ghosting Home?
May 13th talk at Pin Mill Sailing Club
May 9th blog at Authors Electric
April 9th blog at Authors Electric :He Wrote all His Life ..."
March 9th blog at Authors Electric "Hits and Niches"
March 2nd 2012 With pupils from Kessingland Primary school during the day and at the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht club in the evening.
Feb 9th blog at Authors Electric: "Making e-books visible"
Feb 4th 2012 Royal Harwich Yacht Club / Cruising Association talk.
Jan 9th blog at Authors Electric "Season's greetings from You.Gov., Futurebooks & Julia Jones"
December 9th Blog at Authors Electric "Where to begin?"
November 26th 2011 Ipswich - Friends of Westbourne Library event
November 24th 2011 Publication date for A Ravelled Flag
November 15th Eastern region TARS at Pin Mill Sailing Club
November 9th Blog at Authors Electric "What would an e-rep look like?"
October 9th Blog at Authors Electric "A Bookseller's View"
Sept 10th TARS literary weekend - University of Bristol
August 17th Julia at Waterstone's Bookshop, Ipswich - signing The Salt-Stained Book
August 10th - Lesley Dolphin's sofa guest - BBC Radio Suffolk
August 4th Radio 4 broadcasting 'Paddling with Peter Duck' - presented by John McCarthy - 11.30am
July 16th Nancy Blackett AGM + Salt-Stained Book
June 16th 2011 Publication date for The Salt-Stained Book
June 14th - 16th Peter Duck in St Katherine's Dock, London. Visitors welcome.
June 6th? R4 John McCarthy recording Paddlng with Peter Duck
May 14th Margery Allingham Society AGM University Women's Club. Nicci Gerrard speaking
April 23rdGriff Rhys Jones at Levington Marina + Julia + proofs of Salt Stained Book
April 9th Oaken Heart Book of the Month in the People's Friend
March 24th 2011 EBF Oaken Heart event in Tolleshunt D'Arcy
March 22nd 2011 Julia talking to Steve Scruton about the Oaken Heart BBC Radio Essex 3.30pm
March 18th EBF Francis interviewing Simon Heffer in Felsted
March 17th EBF Aminetta Forna In Dunmow Library
March 10th EBF Francis interviewing Peter Stotard in Chelmsford Library
March 8th Francis at Glasgow Fest. EBF Andrea Levy at Helena Romanes School, Dunmow,
March 3rd 2011 opening of the Essex Book Festival AND PUBLICATION DATE FOR THE OAKEN HEART
(If you wonder why it's all been a bit quiet ... the reason is that F has been suffering from a slipped disc and events have not been his big thing in recent months. Is now recuperating from an operation. )
November 22nd PEN quiz
November 8th Michael Foot memorial event
October 29th R4 News Quiz
October 27th Suffolk Book League
October 26th Francis on The Write Stuff Radio 4 quiz programme on the Beat poets, follow up from earlier appearance focussing on PG Wodehouse.
October 25th Launch of Sown With Corn, Shire Hall Woodbridge
October 20th Francis at the Horse Hospital
October 8th - 10th Francis and Jon Ronson at Shakespeare and Co, Paris
October 5th Francis on The Write Stuff - R4
October 5th Julia at Jack Petchey awards, Bishops Stortford
September 11th - 12th Maritime Woodbridge
September 3rd - 5th Margery Allingham Society convention, Suffolk. Julia speaking about Herbert Allingham
September 3rd 5th Melbourne Writers' Festival - Francis a principal guest
August 21st - 30th Peter Duck owners East Coast cruise
July - weddings and parties and our annual trip to the Proms - very many thanks to Roger Wright of BBC Radio 3
June 14th 2010 Francis speaking at 5 X 15 London
June 1st 2010 The Adventures of Margery Allingham published in USA
May 19th Francis at George Orwell Prize
May 18th Francis talking about paranoia in Bristol
April 15th 2010 Stange Days Indeed - UK paperback publication date
March 29th 2010 Essex Book Festival Francis talking about Strange Days Indeed at the Essex Record Office
March 9th - 13th Francis at Dubai Literary Festival
March 6th & 7th Francis at Aldeburgh Literary Festival
March 4th 2010 PUBLICATION DAY FOR CHEAPJACK And opening of the Essex Book Festival
March 3rd 2010 Strange Days Indeed published in USA
March 2nd 2010 Francis talking to David Aaronovitch about his book Voodoo Histories as part of Jewish Book Week
March 2010 - Aldeburgh Literary Festival. Jewish Book Week, Dubai Literary Fetival, Essex Book Festival
February 10th 2010 Cheapjack finished copies due
February 4th News Quiz recording
February 3rd Francis speaking in Intelligence Squared debate on public schools
January 21st 2010 Radio 4 News Quiz recording
November 24th 2009 Francis signing books in London shops
November 23rd 2009 The PEN Quiz
November 19th 2009 News Quiz recording (end of series)
November 12th 2009 publication of Dennis Sewell's The Political Gene
November 5th 2009 News Quiz recording
October 22nd 2009 Francis recording News Quiz. Publication of Pippa Lewis long-awaited Everything You Can Do in a Garden without Actually Gardening
October 15th - 18th Bouchercon 2009, Indianapolis (see News Page)
October 9th - 10th 2009 Francis at Ilkley and Beverley Festivals
October 3rd 2009 Henley Literary Festival - Julia and Francis
October 1st Publication for Roger Lewis's Seasonal Suicide Notes at Zippo's Cicus
September 24th recording date for new series of The News Quiz - Radio 4
September 20th 2009 Francis reviewing the papers on Radio 4's 'Broadcasting House'.
September 8th 2009 Francis at Foyle's Bookshop to talk about Strange Days Indeed
September 3rd 2009 Publication of Strange Days Indeed
Weekend May 22nd - 25th 2009 Peter Duck at Shotley for International AGM of TARS (see News Page)
May 20th 2009 Neil D'Arcy Jones "In the Footsteps of Margery Allingham" (see News Page)
May 2009 - Radio 4's News Quiz is back on. Francis on programme May 8/9th 21st/22nd, June 4th / 5th and June 18th / 19th
March 2nd 2009 publication date for The Adventures of Margery Allingham
March 5th 2009 Francis & Julia attending the opening event of the Essex Book Festival - BBC Essex interviews (Julia with Angela Lodge)
see photo - Francis with Martin Newell
March 10th 2009
Francis & Simon Heffer discussing biography at the Helena Romanes School, Great Dunmow as part of Essex Book Festival.
March 11th 2009
Julia talking about Margery Allingham at West Mersea Library as part of Essex Book Festival.
March 17th 2009
Francis in TV documentary about Tom Driberg