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LitFest’s Golding Speaker: Louis de Bernières introduces a full house to his poetry - and his sense of humour

Written by Lucy Budd on .

LitFest’s Golding Speaker:  Louis de Bernières introduces a full house to his poetry - and his sense of humour

 

With the Marlborough Literature Festival now in its fifth year and with a series of inspiring speakers and events under its belt, this year witnessed a rapid increase in its popularity - as Friday night’s Golding Speaker Louis de Bernières clearly showed.

Marlborough’s Town Hall was packed with audience

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On the eve of Marlborough’s LitFest, William Golding’s daughter writes about her family’s past connection with the town – and now with its LitFest

Written by Judy Golding on .

On the eve of Marlborough’s LitFest, William Golding’s daughter writes about her family’s past connection with the town – and now with its LitFest

 

A Marlborough of the mind – by Judy Golding

Marlborough goes very deep in our family.  We all felt its pull – for different reasons perhaps, but in all cases powerfully and emotionally.  Some of us simply loved it.  My brother and I adored the old houses, the covered

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The upside of corruption: Renaissance writer Sarah Dunant at Marlborough Literature Festival

Written by Louisa Davison on .

The upside of corruption: Renaissance writer Sarah Dunant at Marlborough Literature Festival

 

All the events I've been to at Marlborough Literature Festival this year have sparkled, and yesterday Sarah Dunant, Renaissance fiction writer, was no exception.

With enthusiastic continental-style gesticulating, Sarah imbued her talk with as many interesting metaphors as in her books.

And to give AC Grayling from Saturday a

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Can our life be defined through our friends? So asks AC Grayling at Marlborough Literature Festival

Written by Louisa Davison on .

Can our life be defined through our friends? So asks AC Grayling at Marlborough Literature Festival

"Having friends is a sign of a life worthwhile," said celebrity philosopher Anthony Grayling, whose latest deep musings are on friendship.

Anthony took us through a journey - the scenic way - from the obligatory Ancient Greeks past Saint Augustine, via sixteenth century French philosopher Montaigne and finishing somewhere

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