Next Event: Simon Mayo - 26th April at Sidholme Hotel

We are thrilled that much loved broadcaster Simon Mayo will join us to talk about his new novel Mad Blood Stirring, set in Dartmoor Prison in 1815.

Tickets from Winstone's or online from Eventbrite. This event takes plcae at the beautiful Music Room at Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth. 


This will be a fitting warm up for the 2018 Sidmouth Literary Festival which will take place from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June 2018.

The programme is almost complete and announcements about the full lineup and tickets sales will be coming very soon....

Buy tickets from:

Winstone's Books (festival partner), 10 High Street, Sidmouth, EX10 8EL. T: 01395 579969
Sidmouth Tourist Office, Ham Lane, Sidmouth, EX10 8XR. T: 01395 516441
Online - click the button below to visit our Eventbrite store.

2018 Programme

Coming soon....

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Mad Blood Stirring

1815: The war is over but for the inmates at Dartmoor Prison, peace - like home - is still a long way away.

On the eve of the year 1815, the American sailors of the Eagle finally arrive at Dartmoor prison; bedraggled, exhausted but burning with hope. They’ve only had one thing to sustain them – a snatched whisper overheard along the way.