Marlborough Literature Festival 2017 Events

28 September – 1 October

See the full programme below or view the brochure.

Online ticket sales now available, or please call the box office at Pound Arts 01249 701628, or visit the White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough in person (cash or cheque only).

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October 2017

Jane Austen – A Performance

October 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marlborough College, Bath Road
Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1PA United Kingdom
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£10

LitFest will recreate Jane with drawing-room intimacy on your doorstep here in Marlborough, courtesy of Stephen Siddall (director) and an acclaimed actress.

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Annie Gray – The Greedy Queen

October 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
White Horse Bookshop, 136 High Street
Marlborough, SN8 1HN United Kingdom
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£10

By the end of her reign Queen Victoria had a 45” waist and was less than 5ft 1” tall - a ‘black blob’. This was not a woman who didn’t like food. This was a woman who really could eat for England, and did, as revealed by Annie Gray in her new book, The Greedy Queen: Eating with Victoria.

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Laline Paull – The Bees

October 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Marlborough Town Hall, 5 High Street
Marlborough, SN8 1AA United Kingdom
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£10

The Bees by Laline Paull is the choice for this year’s Big Town Read. The event is a firm favourite at Marlborough LitFest, where the audience discusses a specified book with the author.

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Nikesh Shukla – The Good Immigrant

October 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
White Horse Bookshop, 136 High Street
Marlborough, SN8 1HN United Kingdom
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£10

Nikesh Shukla has collected and edited this new book of essays by 21 British writers of colour discussing race and immigration in the UK. Some are hilarious, others will make you angry and embarrassed. It was shortlisted for Book of the Year at the British Book Awards.

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Craig Brown – Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marlborough Town Hall, 5 High Street
Marlborough, SN8 1AA United Kingdom
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£12

In her 1950’s heyday, Princess Margaret was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world. By the time of her death, she had come to personify disappointment. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman. Ma’am Darling is a kaleidoscopic experiment in biography, and a witty meditation on fame and art, snobbery and deference, bohemia and high society.

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