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Essex Book Festival

11 June 2023 |12:00 am - 5:30 pm

History Day Come and hear Leo McKinstry, Rosie Hart and Alison Weir talking about their books.

We are delighted to welcome back the Essex Book Festival. We have a wonderful selection of Authors.

12 noon – Leo McKinstry’s Cinderella Boys

The remarkable story of the unsung RAF wing who rescued Britain from Hitler’s U-boats and made Allied victory possible. Based on a wealth of new sources, including from diaries, log books, archives and interviews, he shines a new light on the courageous pilots, ingenious scientists and political risktakers who defended the freezing Atlantic from Nazi rule.

2pm       – Rosie Hart’s The Royal Wardrobe

Fashion for the Royal Family has been one of their most powerful weapons and plays a key role in why they still exist today. Their clothes are imbued with meaning, with history, and with majesty but at their core they tell a story. TikTok sensation, Rosie Harte, dives into The Royal Wardrobe and tells of a horrible history and colourful past that will surprise and fascinate.

4pm       – Alison Weir’s Henry VIII The Heart and the Crown

Alison Weir, No 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Six Tudor Queens series, returns to Layer Marney Tower with the second in a captivating new trio of novels spanning three generations of history’s most iconic family, the Tudors, Henry VIII: The Heart & the Crown is a riveting tale, and ultimately a poignant
one, taking an empathetic view of a man who is all too often portrayed as a caricature of his true self


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Essex Book Festival

11 June 2023 |12:00 am - 5:30 pm



11 June 2023
12:00 am - 5:30 pm