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J. K. Rowling to Appear at Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival on July 18th

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Mel
February 17, 2014, 08:50 PM

On July 18th, J. K. Rowling will be appearing at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate for a discussion of the books she has written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith:

We are delighted to announce that J.K. Rowling, new to the crime genre under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, will be on the Harrogate stage with bestselling crime writer Val McDermid for a unique In Conversation event this July. This special event will take place at 7.30pm on Friday 18 July at the Royal Hall in Harrogate, and will be J.K Rowling’s first and only appearance this year as Robert Galbraith.* The Silkworm, featuring the return of private investigator Cormoran Strike, will be published in hardback by Little, Brown on 19 June 2014. McDermid said of Galbraith’s first crime novel – ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling reminds me why I fell in love with crime fiction in the first place’.

Tickets will go on sale March 17th, but you will only be able to get them over the phone or in person at the box office:

Tickets for all Special Guest events will be available to purchase from 10am on Monday 17th March 2014. Given the anticipated demand, Weekend Rover tickets and Individual Event Tickets to the Rowling/Galbraith event will not be made available online, but can be purchased by phone on 01423 562303 or in person from the Harrogate International Festivals Office at 32 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate HG1 1DB from the above on sale date/time. Tickets for this event will be limited to 3 per person, and will be available for box office collection only (full information on this will be provided at the time of booking).

You can read more about the event here.

Many thanks to SnitchSeeker for the tip.

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80450 Points

Really wish I could be there…

Posted by Won_Two on February 18, 2014, 09:09 PM report to moderator
11771 Points

In case anyone wondered, that really is spelt ‘Peculier’, not ‘Peculiar’. It’s the name of a (peculiar) beer.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on February 19, 2014, 09:53 AM report to moderator
11771 Points

(Peculiar in the old sense of ‘distinctive’, ‘special’.)

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on February 19, 2014, 09:54 AM report to moderator
144 Points

Not a bad pint, either.

Posted by zonkoltd on February 20, 2014, 03:30 AM report to moderator
104 Points

Oh how exciting! I hooe I can get a ticket.

Posted by RosieW on February 23, 2014, 04:16 AM report to moderator
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