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Warwick Words Xtra events

Leamington Editorial 7th May, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

WARWICK Words is hosting a programme of Xtra events in Warwick in the coming months.

In May military historians Jon Cooksey and Graham McKechnie will be presenting their latest book Kelly’s War: The Great War Diary of Frederick Kelly, the extraordinary story of musician, composer and Olympic rower Frederick Kelly who was killed in action during the Great War.

Also in May, James Runcie – whose Grantchester Mysteries are now a major TV series – will be discussing his latest book Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins.

Best selling historian Dan Jones will be coming to Warwick Castle in June to tell the explosive story of the War of the Roses in his best-selling book The Hollow Crown which describes how the Plantagents tore themselves apart to be finally replaced by the Tudors.




This series of Xtra events ends in June with journalist and former editor of Wisden Matthew Engel discussing his travels around the country in search of the essence of each county for Engel’s England.

Warwick Words Writers Group will be also hosting another of their popular Open Mic evenings in May.


The main Warwick Words Festival take place from October 1 to 4.

Visit www.warwickwords.co.uk for tickets and full programme details.

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