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Do you think your friends would like to hear about the Festival? If so, why not forward them an email with the key information and a link to the website. You can just send them the following or use it as a starting point.

Here is some information about the Flamstead Book Festival – including that all important how to get tickets. The festival takes place on Saturday June 7th in Flamstead, Hertfordshire, which is a village 3 miles west of Harpenden, about one mile from Junction 9 of the M1.

About the festival
The festival is on Saturday 7th June 2014, with the morning set aside for children and young people then a varied programme for all ages to follow. You can find full details of the programme, the authors, venues, ticket prices, etc. on the website (see below). On the home page there is a summary:

Bestselling author Tony Parsons is headlining the festival and will tell us why he has moved into a new direction: crime thrillers. There are sessions from top children’s writers Jonathan Stroud, Dawn Finch and Pete Johnson along with workshops on creative writing and poetry. You can hear about sports writing from former Premier League footballer Steve Claridge and ex-referee Mark Halsey, and about Britain’s first female spy from biographer Clare Mulley. Then with Gardeners’ Tea Time from Matt Biggs, there is truly something for everyone.

How to Buy tickets in advance
You can book tickets online at our website Just click on the “Tickets” tab or “book online now” button and follow the instructions. You can pay by debit or credit card or by PayPal. There is a small booking fee for this service.

Alternatively, we are opening an advance box office at the Coffee Dog (the back room of the Spotted Dog pub in the High Street) every Monday from 1000-1100 and Saturday from 1030-1130. You can pay by cash (up to the Festival) or cheque (up to May 24th). Why not enjoy a cup of coffee while you choose your sessions and get your tickets there and then?

You can also book by post, paying by cheque, but only until May 24th.

You will be able to buy tickets on the door (cash only) but only if still available. Booking in advance gives you the best chance of getting tickets for the authors you really want to hear.

How to stay informed
Visit our website or follow us on Twitter @FlamsteadBkFest or send an email to to be added to our mailing list.

The Festival is being run for the benefit of the Friends of St Leonard’s (FOSL) for repair and conservation of our historic parish church building and its beautiful surroundings.

Please pass this onto anyone you know who might be interested in the festival (but make sure you have your own tickets first)!