Books in the Belfry is back with Barry

National TV favourite Barry Norman will be talking about his touching memoir See You In The Morning at Books in the Belfry
National TV favourite Barry Norman will be talking about his touching memoir See You In The Morning at Books in the Belfry

After the success of Flamstead’s first ever book festival in June, author and broadcaster Barry Norman will headline a special evening session in the historic setting of St.Leonard’s Church next Friday (November 28).

Norman, who lives in Hertfordshire, is one of the nation’s most popular and enduring broadcasters, best known for fronting the BBC’s flagship Film Programme for more than 25 years.

Throughout his career he interviewed some of the world’s biggest movie stars and directors from George Clooney to Martin Scorsese.

He will be talking about his moving memoir See You In The Morning, published in paperback earlier this year.

Prompted by the death of his wife Diana in 2011 this candid and witty account of his life is a heartfelt reflection on love, marriage and loss.

Festival co-organiser Vikki Orvice said: “Barry was keen to get involved with us when he heard about Books in the Belfry this summer and has kindly agreed to do this one-off evening session.

“It should be a wonderful way to spend a winter evening in the beautiful setting of Flamstead’s medieval church as well as picking up the perfect Christmas present for family and friends with copies of the book available for sale on the night.

“You will also be able to meet Barry afterwards and get books signed.”

Proceeds from the evening will help support the Friends of St.Leonard’s (FOSL) to raise funds for vital repair work to safeguard the unique medieval wall paintings in the village church.

Tickets are priced at £10 including a glass of wine with doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

For information on how to book tickets online or in person go to the Festival website at www.flamsteadbookfestival.com and booking in advance is recommended.