The new line-up of guests who will be chatting with Gavin Esler is available below!
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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, a Master Mariner but unknown Merchant Navy Officer, took on the Sunday Times Golden Globe challenge to become the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world.
Michael Morpurgo has written over 130 books, including The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Why the Whales Come, The Mozart Question, Shadow, and War Horse, which was adapted for a hugely successful stage production.
Prue Leith’s career has included her own restaurants, catering and cookery school businesses; she’s been a board director of companies such as British Rail, Halifax, and Whitbread. She has published eight novels, a memoir, Relish and 14 cookbooks.
Val McDermid has sold over 17 million books to date across the globe and is translated into more than 40 languages. She is perhaps best-known for her Wire in the Blood series, featuring clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan.
On Tuesday 25 June, alumnus Alan Davies returned to Kent for In Conversation.
On Tuesday 4 October 2016, Sandi Toksvig was the first guest of the second full series.
On Monday 28 November 2016, we welcomed Dame Diana Rigg DBE.
Watch the full recordings of all In Conversations to date, starting with the very first!