Blog – The Invention of Angela Carter? by Kate Fry

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Hearing that Edmund Gordon would be at this year’s LitFest with his biography The Invention of Angela Carter, I rushed out to get a copy, because I find the story of Angela Carter completely fascinating.

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Blog – The Inside Life of a Marlborough LitFest Volunteer by Ellen Prockter

Monday, September 11th, 2017

The Marlborough LitFest is a charity run by unpaid volunteers. The principal volunteers are the nine members of the organising committee led by Jan Williamson, who, to an outsider like me, appear to be working flat out for most of the year. My involvement with the LitFest began in 2010. I belonged to the same […]

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Blog – Belonging to a Book Club by Natasha Lichter

Friday, August 11th, 2017

If you had to choose between being an author or a reader, what would you be?  My guess is a reader. Having tried to write this blog, I know I’d rather be a reader too.   Sure, we all have something to say, we all have a story to tell, but writing and articulating that story […]

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Blog – The Start Of LitFest by Nick Fogg

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Marlborough Town Councillor and former mayor, Nick Fogg, explains how the Marlborough Literature Festival came into being.

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Blog – Francesca Simon to speak at the Marlborough Literature Festival

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

It’s exciting news that the highly successful author, Francesca Simon, is to come to Marlborough to speak at the Town Hall on Sunday, 1 October about her foray into the world of Norse mythology. Francesca is famous for the Horrid Henry books that have struck a chord with young readers. The adventures of Henry who […]

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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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