The Oldie hosts literary lunch during Marlborough LitFest

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

The Oldie magazine will be hosting a literary lunch in partnership with Marlborough LitFest on Friday 27 September at Marlborough Golf Club. The £58 ticket includes a three-course lunch with wine, followed by ten minute talks from four speakers: Giles Wood and Mary Killen, Dan Cruikshank and Miranda Seymour.

Booking for this standalone event is directly through The Oldie.

First launched in 1996, The Oldie runs regular, monthly, literary lunches throughout the year, usually at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand and more recently in association with regional arts and literary festivals in the UK.

Giles Wood and Mary Killen on The Diary of Two Nobodies
Country Mouse columnist of The Oldie, Giles, and his wife Mary have become famous as the stars of Channel 4’s Gogglebox. Giles relishes solitude; while Mary thrives in company, regularly escaping to London. They are proof that opposites attract. The Diary of Two Nobodies is a book of comical tales of their domestic misadventures.

Dan Cruikshank on Skyscraper
Cruickshank tells the story of Gilded-Age Chicago and its 20th-century high-rise buildings. He reflects on the architectural and artistic world of the 1890s and figures such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Miranda Seymour on In Byron’s Wake: The turbulent lives of Lady Byron and Ada Lovelace
A portrait of two remarkable women, revealing how two turbulent lives were often governed and always haunted by the dangerously enchanting, quicksilver spirit of that extraordinary father whom Ada never knew.

Jan Williamson, Chair of Marlborough LitFest said: “We’re flattered that The Oldie has chosen to hold one of its renowned Literary Lunches in Marlborough to coincide with this year’s LitFest. It’s bound to be good fun and a very entertaining event; we hope lots of people support it. “