On the 26th February 2014, I drove over to Swanage in Dorset for a literary event, part of the Purbeck Literary Festival.
The directions I had weren't great, but I found a car park with a lovely view over the sea:
Although I found a map on a board close by, it didn't show my destination, so I set off walking in what I hoped was the right direction.
A long walk, and a couple of phonecalls to charliecochrane later, I reached Durlston Castle with just enough time for lunch but no time to look round properly (so I'll just have to go back another day). It all looked very interesting, though.
The line-up for the afternoon was Deadly Dames Charlie Cochrane, Nicola Slade and Carol Westron, with special guests Peter Tickler and Wendy Metcalfe.
Questions posed to them included: Why write crime?, Has the nature of crime changed over time?, Which one fiction and one non-fiction book would you need on a desert island? and What are your top tips for research?.
A spiffing afternoon, as you can see: