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March 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fiction

Charting CS Forester

From Crime Thrillers to Seafaring Adventures
A photo of CS Forster and Jillian Taylor from Penguin Random House


Park Inn Palace Hotel, Church Road
Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2AL
£5 concessions (27yrs and under)

Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948

As the film Greyhound starring Tom Hanks is due to be released in May 2020, Jillian Taylor from Penguin Random House takes a look at the inspirations behind many of CS Forester’s books, from his early crime novels, through to his popular Hornblower series, to the Good Shepherd on which Greyhound is based.

This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Golden Age of Crime Weekend, taking place at the Park Inn Palace Hotel in Southend-on-Sea on 16 & 17 March.
logo for Park Inn Palace hotel


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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]