Marlborough historian David Du Croz kindly wrote an introduction to Peter Hart's talk for marlborough.news - emphasising the cost of 1918's fighting to men from Marlborough College and from the Parish of St Peter.
‘Lead at Speed’ – purpose and pace in today’s world – a new book from author whose roots are in MarlboroughA new book designed to help us respond to rapid change in today’s world has already received very positive reviews and reached number one in Amazon’s business best seller chart.
Litfest Reviews – Chapter Five: How motorcyclist Lois Pryce found out that “Iran is a nation of extroverts”
When travel writer, journalist and motorcyclist Lois Pryce told her friends and family that she was planning to undertake a 3000-mile motorbike journey across Iran, she received an overwhelming response – “Iran? What do you want to go there for?”
Novelist William Boyd described his working practice as a writer to a packed Marlborough LitFest audience in the Memorial Hall on Saturday evening (September 29).
“Totally awesome,” was the verdict of Tom, aged eight, as he left the Memorial Hall at the College following the first of David Walliams’s two sell out events on Sunday (September 30) - with Ade Adepitan there to introduce the famous author to an excited - even over-excited? - audience.
ARMISTICE 1918: a special reading of Wilfred Owen's poems & letters exactly one hundred years since he was killed in battle
On Monday, 4 November 1918 Second Lieutenant Wilfred Owen was killed in action during the crossing of the Sambre-Oise Canal. On Sunday, 4 November 2018 Marlborough Town Hall will host War, And The Pity Of War - a programme of Owen's poetry and letters read by distinguished actors Dame Janet Suzman and Alex Waldmann.
LitFest Reviews - Chapter Six: Jon Stock's writing workshop for the next generation of thriller writers
Jon Stock, who also writes as JS Monroe, gave a masterclass in the art of thriller writing on Sunday morning for a group of 14-18 year olds at the College as part of the Marlborough Litfest programme (September 30).
LitFest Reviews - Chapter Three: How Alan Johnson missed out on rock stardom - but his life has been full of music
There's a clue to the theme of Alan Johnson's fourth book of memoirs in the titles of the first three volumes - they all come from Beatles songs: This Boy, Please, Mister Postman and The Long and Winding Road.
It was fitting that author Rose Tremain was this year’s Marlborough Litfest Golding Speaker - interviewed by Alex Clark. She told a packed Town Hall audience on Friday evening (September 28) that she was “...delighted to be talking in Golding’s name. His unique voice with a different supposition for each book inspired me to start as a writer. He has been a wonderful influence on me.”
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