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Children’s author Francesca Simon announced for 2017 line-up

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Marlborough LitFest is delighted to announce bestselling children’s author Francesca Simon for its 2017 line-up in its eighth year (28 September – 1 October, 2017), joining BBC Security correspondent, Frank Gardner, Man Booker Prize shortlister Graeme McCrae Burnet, local crime writer JS Monroe as well as a talk hosted by William Golding Ltd. These authors […]

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Blog – Review of The Bees by Nicola Presley of William Golding Ltd

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Laline Paull’s extraordinary novel The Bees is a dystopian story, with an unusual society, comprised of a hive of honeybees and their enemies. Like many other examples of dystopian fiction, a totalitarian government rules the bees, and their hive is marked with plots, oppression and inequalities. The novel is told through the viewpoint of Flora […]

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2017 Big Town Read – The Bees by Laline Paull

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Back by popular demand, Marlborough LitFest in partnership with The Reading Agency have announced their 2017 Big Town Read author as Laline Paull and her debut novel, The Bees, for the 28 September-1 October Festival.

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His Bloody Project – Graeme Macrae Burnet

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Graeme Macrae Burnet’s His Bloody Project was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize last year, and thoroughly deserves the accolade.

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LitFest Goes Wild on 3 June!

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Outside our usual festival time, but at the start of the English summer, we want to celebrate the wonderful wealth and variety of nature writing on offer at present. In association with our lead sponsor Brewin Dolphin, LitFest is bringing the best of nature writing to the White Horse Bookshop in Marlborough on 3 June 2017.

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More authors confirmed for 2017 Marlborough Litfest

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Marlborough LitFest is delighted to announce more names for its 2017 line-up in its eighth year  including BBC Security correspondent, Frank Gardner, Man Booker Prizer shortlister Graeme Macrae Burnet, local crime writer Jon Stock as well as a talk hosted by the William Golding Estate. These authors will join this year’s Golding Speaker, Will Self, […]

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Two Wiltshire Life awards on the bookshop counter

Press Release from The White Horse Bookshop

Friday, March 31st, 2017

The White Horse Bookshop Marlborough has won Business of the Year at the annual Wiltshire Life Awards. After the award ceremony they issued the following press release.

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Will Self to open Marlborough LitFest 2017

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Will Self opens the 8th Marlborough LitFest as our 2017 Golding speaker. He’s been described as the most daring and delightful novelist of his generation. We’re thrilled to welcome the author, journalist and broadcaster to talk about his latest novel, Phone, due out later this year.  Each festival starts with the Golding talk from a well-established […]

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LitFest 2016 Review – Children’s Event : Sarah McIntyre & Philip Reeve

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

A review of the children’s author event with Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre by Sophie Buxton (age 11)

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LitFest 2016 Review – Sixth Form Panel Debate

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

A review of the Sixth Form Panel Debate ‘Reading 21st Century Style’ by Claire Maycock

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