Local author, Julie Ratcliffe, who writes as J A Ratcliffe, is looking forward to a busy half-term of talks and signings. Three venues have booked the award-winning author for talks and signings based on her popular novel, The Thirteenth Box.


The first will be at Highcliffe Castle on Tuesday 30 October at 2.30pm when Julie will read from The Thirteenth Box, answer questions and sign copies of the book. Suitable for aged 9+ Contact Highcliffe Castle: 01425 278807 : http://www.highcliffecastle.co.uk/StoryReading


On Thursday 01 November Julie will be at Tuckton Library for a coffee morning talk, Tales of a smugglers’ town and beyond. Contact James Manlow at Tuckton Library on 01202 429521


Finally, on Friday 02 November at 10.30am Julie will be appearing at the Wimborne Literary Festival, giving a reading and talk at Wimborne Library at 10.30am. For details and booking visit  www.wimborneliteraryfestival.co.uk or call Gullivers Bookshop on 01202

Booking is necessary and anyone interested should contact the venue concerned.