Coffee with…

This is an occasional Q & A feature we run in the weeks leading up to the Festival, and once it is over. We hope it will whet your appetite for the treats in store by offering an insight into what inspires some of the diverse people who give the Wells Festival of Literature its unique flavour.

Coffee with Tim Lethaby - Wells Festival of Literature

Coffee with Tim Lethaby

Editor of the Mid Somerset Series, Festival media partner How do you take your coffee? White, no sugar please. And preferably in a village square in France, where the sun is shining. What makes a perfect day for you? Spending … Read More

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Coffee with Louise Lappin Cook - Wells Festival of Literature

Coffee with Louise Lappin-Cook

The founder of Plays in the Playground How do you take your coffee? I don’t I’m afraid! I’m passionately committed to tea. What makes a perfect day for you? I’m happiest and most distracted making or creating something – so … Read More

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Coffee with Liz de Pass - Wells Festival of Literature

Coffee with Liz De Pass

Co-ordinator for the Friends of Wells Festival of Literature How do you take your coffee? Strong, black, with just a wee bit of sugar. What makes a perfect day for you? Bright skies. Cat or dog? Cat. Is there a film or … Read More

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Coffee with Steve Voake - Well Festival of Literature

Coffee with Steve Voake

Judge of our 2017 Book for Children Competition How do you take your coffee? I’m more of a tea drinker to be honest – give me a strong cup of builders’ tea with a dash of milk and I’m a … Read More

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Coffee with Maria McCann - Well Festival of Literature

Coffee with Maria McCann

Short Story Competition Judge 2017 How do you take your coffee? Decaffeinated.  Blame the doctor. What makes a perfect day for you?  A day with my writing group, who are also my friends, involving a walk by the sea, some … Read More

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Coffee with Richard Manning - Well Festival of Literature

Coffee with Richard Manning

The new Chairman of WFL shares his thoughts… How do you take your coffee? Strong and black and piping hot, ideally made in an Italian Bialetti on the hob. What makes your day a great day?  I divide my working … Read More

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Coffee with Alison Moore

Coffee with Alison Moore

How do you take your coffee? Black, no sugar. What makes a great day? Other than a good day’s work, a favourite way to spend a day is with family exploring somewhere new, including trying the local beer. Is there … Read More

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John O'Farrell

Coffee with John O’Farrell

See him on 22nd October at 3.30pm. How do you take your coffee? My wife Jackie recently bought me an Italian coffee machine and a grinder and everything, so the ritual of doing it properly is a useful bit of … Read More

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Sue and Richard Leworthy

Coffee with Sue and Richard Leworthy

Rock House Dental Practice, sponsors of Austentatious  How do you take your coffee Fresh, and quite a few times during the day. We get it from local suppliers Martin Carwardine & Co, from Wells market. We really enjoy their Kenya … Read More

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Cathy (l) and Sue

Coffee with Cathy Morris-Adams and Sue McCartney

Event sponsors Lodestone How do you take your Coffee? Cathy: Flat white preferably at Tatams overlooking the sea at Portscatho in Cornwall. Sue: skinny latte usually on the move What makes your day a great day? Cathy: Always happy if … Read More

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