Douglas Carswell MP Book Signing – Saturday 27th October

Is this the end of politics?

It is not every day that a politician admits that politics is the problem.   But Douglas Carswell’s new book, The End of Politics and the Birth of iDemocracy, argues that too much government has landed us in a mess.

Government has outgrown its capacity- and has outgrown the means of the rest of us to keep paying for it.  Too much officialdom has left us badly governed and mired in debt.

Should we despair?  Actually, no – says our local MP.

The digital revolution is about to make the world a much better place.  We are going to have to manage with less government and fewer politicians.  Public services will be controlled by the public, not remote officials.

Here are some things that others have been saying about Douglas’ book:

Boris Johnson: “Carswell puts his finger on the key dilemmas of the age … fascinating …. refreshing”

Charles Moore in the Telegraph.  Read his review here:

Dominic Lawson in the Sunday Times: “If the House of Commons is a club, then Douglas Carswell is its most unruly – and subversive – member …. Immensely radical …. a revolutionary text”

Local MP, Douglas Carswell, will be signing copies of his book this Saturday at Caxton Books, Frinton between 10:30 and 11:30.

BBC Essex Promotes Festival

Yesterday we were also very lucky to have a great slot with Etolle George on BBC Essex who interviewed Festival committee member Gerald Hornsby.  Wonderful publicity for us, which will hopefully help attract Festival goers from further afield! If you would like to listen to the interview, this link may work!!

Frinton Literary Festival off to Flying Start!

Children’s author Emma Craigie enthralled over 450 students yesterday when she visited Tendring Technology College and Colchester High School for Girls as part of the Festival’s Schools’ Programme.  Her fascinating talk explained the background behind the narrator of her wonderful book Chocolate Cake with Hitler – the 12-year-old daughter of Joseph Goebbels, Helga.  Emma was so engaging that we actually sold out of books!  But don’t worry, we have more on order and we would thoroughly recommend the book to adults as well as teenagers.