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Literary Luncheon: Ian Strathcarron on Sir Francis Chichester
Tue 16 May 2017, 12:00 – 15:00 BST
Warming up for the festival, enjoy a two-course lunch on 16th May with Lord Ian Strathcarron, biographer of Sir Francis Chichester, and hear extracts from his book "Never Fear: Reliving the Life of Sir Francis Chichester"
It is the 50th anniversary of Sir Francis's historic circumnavigation of the globe on his yacht Gipsy Moth IV and in May 1967 he was welcomed back to UK soil just along the Devon coast at Plymouth.
Tickets cost £25 which includes a welcome drink, a 2-course meal and an absorbing talk in the fitting surroundings of Sidmouth Sailing Club.
About Ian Strathcarron:
As well as his biography of Sir Francis Chichester, Lord Strathcarron is the author of the travel biographies Vasco da Gama’s Grand Crusade, Joy Unconfined! Lord Byron’s Grand Tour Retoured, the Mark Twain travel trilogy Innocence and War, The Indian Equator and Mississippi Mayhem and the philosophy works Living with Life and Mysticism and Bliss. He is also Chairman of Unicorn Publishing Group and a mediator with the cultural property ADR service Art Resolve Ltd.
Photo credit: Barry Pickthall, with thanks to the Gipsy Moth Trust