The Lowdham Book Festival
Behind the walls of a village hall in Nottinghamshire
leading onto a small field filled with tents
and more books.
The Primitive Methodist Chapel down the street housed another series of talks.
While this trio, from the National Trust, told tales from the workhouse of 1841.
My event was here, in the Lit & Phil tent
festooned with the poster that Simon Hicks from Seren made for me.
It worked. It drew people in
They were coming from the other end of the village, I heard. A capacity crowd, and then a few peering in from the entrance. It was one of the most friendly audiences I'd ever had with lots of good questions - and well worth the three-and- half hours it took for me to get there.