Ian McMillan reads Frost at Midnight

Coleridge Cottage glows with candlelight as the poet Ian McMillan reads Coleridge’s evocative poem ‘Frost at Midnight’ in front of the very place it is believed to have been written. The 17th Century cottage in Nether Stowey is now a Grade II listed building. After renting it in 1797 Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote many of his greatest works and it was here that the Romantic movement truly began during visits by and lively debates with Wordsworth and other of the movements luminaries. Continue reading “Ian McMillan reads Frost at Midnight” »

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A La Ronde: Grand Tour Postcard Competition

As part of the Writing Places project at A La Ronde, we are running a postcard competition. To enter, follow the instructions below. Anyone can enter and there are categories for children and adults. The closing date for entries is September 16th 2016 so get your entries in before then.

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Miriam Nash blogpost: A Haunted Cream Tea

Shortly after signing a contract to write her first Poirot novel, Sophie Hannah rented the holiday apartment at Greenway with her family. As she was sitting in a deck chair overlooking the river, a stranger approached and said, ‘have you heard? Somebody is writing a new Poirot… very controversial!’ Continue reading “Miriam Nash blogpost: A Haunted Cream Tea” »

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Tea & Typewriters: Photos from Greenway

Greenway welcomed thriller writer and poet Sophie Hannah on July 14th to talk to guests and volunteers about her life as a writer and her role as the author chosen by the Christie estate to continue writing the story of Agatha’s famous detective, Poirot. Continue reading “Tea & Typewriters: Photos from Greenway” »

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Book Review and competition: Jolly Foul Play by Robin Stevens

It’s 1935 and 14-year old Hazel Wong and her best friend Daisy Wells are back for a new term at DeepDean boarding school to solve the murder most unladylike of Head Girl Elizabeth Hurst Continue reading “Book Review and competition: Jolly Foul Play by Robin Stevens” »

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Miriam Nash at Ways with Words

We are delighted that Greenway’s Writer In Residence Miriam Nash has been asked to take part in the 2016 Ways With Words Festival of Words and Ideas at Dartington on July 16th at 12.30pm. Continue reading “Miriam Nash at Ways with Words” »

Ian McMillan at Nether Stowey June 2016

Ian McMillan at Nether Stowey

Nether Stowey Church Centre was packed to the gills when Barnsley poet Ian McMillan took to the floor for an hour and a half of glorious poetry based mayhem Continue reading “Ian McMillan at Nether Stowey” »

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Workshops at A La Ronde with Jane Feaver, Writer In Residence

During Jane’s stay at A la Ronde she will be at the property for two days each week.  Part of that time, she will be working on writing about A la Ronde and also have time to meet visitors.  She will also be holding 4 free workshops during her three month residency (admission charges apply): Continue reading “Workshops at A La Ronde with Jane Feaver, Writer In Residence” »

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Typed in the Christie Kitchen

In Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle, the sometime writer James Mortmain reads detective novels and calls it work. In the months leading up to my residency at Agatha Christie’s Greenway, I may sometimes have been guilty of such behaviour. A good Christie will sweep you in, and if you’re not careful, it won’t release you until the loosening of the final twist. Continue reading “Typed in the Christie Kitchen” »

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Events and activities at A La Ronde 2016

Saturday 23 July 2016, 11am – 3pm

A La Ronde’s writer in residence, Jane Feaver, will be on hand to encourage visitors to write postcards for a postcard competition as if they were the Parminter cousins on their Grand Tour. The competition will culminate in an exhibition of postcards in October and Jane will be picking winners from the following categories:

Under 10’s, 11 – 13 years, 14 – 17 years and adults. Continue reading “Events and activities at A La Ronde 2016” »

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