Vietnam War - here Julian Pettifer tells how it was reported & at Marlborough LitFest how historian Max Hastings records its 'epic tragedy'
One of the major events at this Year's Marlborough LitFest will be Sir Max Hasting's talk about his new history of the Vietnam War which is published by William Collins on 20 September 2018.
Amy Sackville's novel tells how Velázquez achieved his portraits, became painter to Philip IV & his bizarre court - you can hear her at Marlborough LitFest
Diego Velázquez' searching gaze - just his right eye - peers out from the dust jacket of Amy Sackville's Painter to the King - King Philip IV of Spain.
See below for later news... Tickets for Marlborough LitFest 2018 went on sale this morning (July 11) at 9.00am - and soon after 8.00am the first people were queuing along Chandlers Yard beside the White Horse Bookshop.
1918 - the last year of the 'Great War': Marlborough LitFest guest tells its story in the words of those who fought
Perhaps the most timely event of Marlborough LitFest 2018 (27-30 September) will be the talk by Peter Hart (above) about his book book The Last Battle - Endgame on the Western Front, 1918. This tells the story of the First World War's last ten months mainly through the words of those who fought through them.
Marlborough historian David Du Croz has written for marlborough.news an introduction to this important LitFest event - emphasising the cost of 1918's fighting to men from Marlborough College and from the Parish of St Peter. As he points out Peter Hart's talk will take place one hundred years and a day after the German decision to sue for peace.
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