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March 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Fiction

A Criminally Good Afternoon Tea: Nine Lessons with Nicola Upson


Park Inn Palace Hotel, Church Road
Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2AL
includes author talk and Afternoon Tea

Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948
(c) Julia Hedgecoe

At the turn of the century, M R James told ghost stories by candlelight to a handful of friends and scholars over supper after Christmas Eve’s carol service at King’s College. Twenty-five years later, they are being killed off one by one… Nicola Upson tells you about the seventh novel in her highly praised Josephine Tey series, while you feast on a delicious Afternoon Tea.


This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Golden Age of Crime weekend in Southend-on-Sea. Click here for a list of all events taking place in Southend as part of the weekend.





Park Inn Palace Hotel
Church Road
Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2AL
01702 455155

Hearing Loop:

Park Inn Palace currently has no hearing loop systems installed. Essex Book Festival has a mobile Roger Pen hearing loop system, which needs to be booked by individuals in advance at least three days before the event. If you would like to use the Roger Pen email [email protected]