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  • Writer's pictureGareth Williams

Newark Book Fair



I am just back from spending three days at the Newark Book Festival with my good friends Nat & Rachael of The Book Typesetters. I was there to promote the publication of the third instalment of The Richard Davey Chronicles - Rescuing Richard. They were the creative team behind my covers for this series and the wonderful typesetting (of course).

Nat & Rachael were kind enough to interview me for their YouTube channel and you can watch the interview here.



We had sunshine and thunderstorms across the three days but I was comfy every night in Eric the Red, my trusty VW Campervan!

I met some fascinating people at all stages of their reading and writing journeys. Writing is a solitary activity and it was wonderful to be briefly part of a community who share my enthusiasm for the written word.

Newark is a lovely little town packed with history. I now know what the Queen's Sconce is (a fort) and that there were several others scattered around the town during the Civil War. I explored the slighted castle, its ruins still magnificent beside the River Trent. I enjoyed a barbeque and good company.

I will definitely return to Newark. I still have to explore the Civil War Centre and St Mary Magdalene Church with its soaring octagonal spire - the tallest structure in the town.

My thanks to everyone who chatted with me over the three days and particularly those who bought a book or three!


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