Festival Dinner

Continue the conversations over dinner with the authors on Saturday night and get to know the people behind the books.  

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Patrick Gale:

Take Nothing With You

Sunday 20 October 

16h00 Salle des fêtes

Priority reservations for Festilitt friends​​

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Book Sale

​​There will be book sales and signings at the end of each session.  
You can also buy a selection of books by participating authors throughout the weekend at our bookshop

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18, 19 & 20 October 2019

The youngest of four children, Patrick was born on the Isle of Wight and as a child moved to London and then Winchester, following his father's career as a prison governor.  In Winchester, Patrick was a cathedral chorister and then attended Winchester College.  

After graduating with a degree in English from New College Oxford, he supported his nascent writing career with odd jobs in London until the publication, three years later, of his first two novels, The Aerodynamics of Pork and Ease.  The following year he moved to Cornwall, a county which   He now lives on a farm near Land’s End with his husband, Aidan Hicks.

Patrick has published 19 novels or collections of short stories, the most well-known of which include Notes from an Exhibition, A Perfectly Good Man and A Place Called Winter. 

He plays both the modern and baroque cello, chairs the North Cornwall Book Festival, is patron of Penzance LitFest and is a director of both Endelienta and the Charles Causley Trust. 

the Parisot literary festival

We are delighted to welcome award-winning and much-loved author Patrick Gale to Festilitt.  


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Festival Opening

Friday 19th Oct 19h00

Join us for a relaxed and convivial apéro dinatôire to kick off our sixth festival in style.  

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