James Runcie is an award-winning film maker, Commissioning Editor for Arts at BBC Radio 4, and the author of ten novels. Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death was published in 2012, soon followed five more in the Grantchester Mysteries series. In 2014, ITV launched Grantchester, a prime-time series starring James Norton. The fourth series of Grantchester will air in Spring 2019. He lives in Edinburgh. Website @james_runcie
‘Casts the show’s first three series in a disturbing but satisfying new light. One can hardly ask for more’ – Independent
‘Charming, clever and warm: perfect comfort food for the soul’ – Joanne Harris
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12/09/2019 – 7:00 PM – JARROLD
Join us for the 2019 Festival launch with James Runcie, the renowned writer and director whose much-loved Granchester Mysteries series has captured the nation’s imagination. The Road to Grantchester is the enthralling prequel to the crime series, revealing how a young Sidney Chambers, living in post-war London, came to be a full-time priest and part-time detective.
The perfect accompaniment for any Grantchester fan, and for readers drawn to fiction which strongly evokes the look and feel of the past.
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