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Donna McLean: Spycops

Donna McLean: Spycops

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Two decades ago, political activist Donna McLean was tricked into a romantic relationship with an undercover police officer. She was not alone.

McLean, the author of Small Town Girl, talks about her experience and its aftermath with Cara McGoogan, host of the documentary podcast Bed of Lies, series 1 of which investigates the Spycops scandal, and author of The Poison Line.

Click here for more information about Donna's story and the Spycops scandal


Folkestone Book Festival is our annual celebration of books, ideas, reading and writing in its many magical forms. This year's festival has been curated by Jen Thatcher and James Harkin. Curating the festival for the first time, Jen and James have been inspired by Folkestone and how we can all come together through inspired discussion about global ideas, global thinking and possible futures.


This year's festival is for everyone and we want to make it possible for more people than ever before to be able to come together and enjoy a packed festival. To make this possible we have introduced a £5 ticket. This is a no questions asked ticket for those that may be struggling to afford events and performances.


We would like to thank our Principal Sponsor Saga, our Education Partner Canterbury Christ Church University, Le Shuttle and our Travel Partner, Southeastern. Creative Folkestone is also supported by Arts Council England, Folkestone and Hythe District Council, Kent County Council and The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust.


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