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Crime Writing Festival Opening

Our accommodation package includes 2 tickets to the shows below and bed & breakfast stay in a West Park Double room on Thursday 20th July 2017 with cocktails on arrival.

From £245 per room (based on 2 people sharing)

Thursday 20 July | 8pm
The Old Swan Hotel | Harrogate

Crime Novel of the Year Awards – includes canapés & welcome drink

It’s time to go all La La Land with the crime writing fraternity’s equivalent of the Oscars with host, Mark Lawson. In this ultimate test of
nerves, find out Who Won It for the Best Whodunnit as six shortlisted authors battle it out for supremacy in one of crime fiction’s most hotly contested and prestigious awards.

What’s more, an icon of the genre will be honoured with the Outstanding Contribution accolade. Steady the nerves with a pint of Yorkshire’s finest ale, then continue the celebrations, and commiserations, after the presentation at the Festival Opening Party.


Friday 21 July | 9am
The Old Swan Hotel | Harrogate

Lee Child’s Lecture

The world, more than ever, needs a hero. To win fights, charm women and outsmart the baddies. We’re not talking the debonair, charismatic Lee Child, of course, but his creation, who made the author a ‘billion-dollar brand’. Lee named his hero after his own ability to reach the top shelf in supermarkets for little old ladies: Jack Reacher. At 6 foot 5, the giant dude propelled Lee to the top of bestseller lists worldwide’, with a jaw-dropping 100 million books sold worldwide. The press dubbed Reacher ‘both Schwarzenegger and Socrates’. Throw in Tom Cruise and you have a massive film success though those top shelves are probably safe.

Pack your pocket toothbrush, and get ready to experience the genre’s blockbusting phenomenon, as Lee celebrates his 21st Reacher thriller, The Night School.


To book call 01423 524471 and quote ”CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL”

Full pre payment required at time of booking with a 30 day cancellation policy.

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