A Penguin in a Sparrow's Nest

Frank’s talks are always hilarious and at the Chester Literature Festival you can look forward to learning what to do when you’re looking down the business end of a Colt .45 in the backwoods of Missouri or how to become an imitation World Champion for an hour – but only when there are free hotel rooms on offer!

A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest is also that rarest of all things – a self-published book which has been a commercial success and Frank will explain how to pull off this very unusual trick!

About the author
Frank Melling is a prolific freelance journalist with fourteen books and over 1200 feature articles to his credit, plus film and TV scripts. His latest book, A Penguin in a Sparrow’s Nest has been a best seller in its category on Amazon and has received world-wide critical praise. frankmelling.com

Duration

Approx 60 mins

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