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Essex Book Festival 

The Essex Book Festival was started in 1999 by Essex County Council and is a highlight on many an Essex calendar. In 2011 it became independent and is now run by a board of volunteer trustees. 

The Essex Book Festival takes place in March every year in venues across the county including the Dengie Hundred.

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In 2014 the local event will be held at Burnham Library.

The Essex Book Festival brings Louise Levene to Burnham to discuss her new novel: ''The Following Girls'. The book weaves the minutiae of Seventies girlhood into an unsparing tragi-comedy of shrinking horizons, dangerous alliances and not-so-happy families. 

Louise Leveneis the author of 'A Vision of Loveliness', a BBC 'Book at Bedtime', which was also longlisted for the Desmond Elliott first novel prize, and 'Ghastly Business'. She has been the dance critic of The Sunday Telegraph since 1998 but has also been an advertising copywriter, a window dresser, a radio presenter, an office cleaner, a crossword editor, a university tutor, a college professor and a saleslady.

Thursday 13 March 2014  8:00pm - 9:45pm Tickets £5/£4 To book call 01206 573948

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