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Marlborough LitFest gets out into Savernake Forest to watch and listen for birds

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Marlborough LitFest gets out into Savernake Forest to watch and listen for birds

On a misty Sunday morning the LitFest went al fresco: the naturalist, television producer and author Stephen Moss took a group into Savernake Forest for an autumn 'look and listen' walk.  Adding local knowledge was Avebury's renowned ornithologist Robin Nelson.

Autumn, it was agreed, is not the best

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REVIEW - MARLBOROUGH LITFEST: Peter Kosminsky tells how Wolf Hall came to our television screens - by candle light

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REVIEW - MARLBOROUGH LITFEST: Peter Kosminsky tells how Wolf Hall came to our television screens - by candle light

Peter Kosminsky is the television director director who brought the first two parts of Hilary Mantel's trilogy about Thomas Cromwell to television - and six million BBC viewers.  On the Sunday afternoon of the 2015 Marlborough LitFest, Kosminsky was grilled - in the gentlest possible way - by Channel

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Review: Marlborough Literature Festival: Pig-gate, Corbynomics and an alternate Swindon under the microscope

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Review: Marlborough Literature Festival: Pig-gate, Corbynomics and an alternate Swindon under the microscope

 

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dominated the discussion during at least two events at the Marlborough Festival of Literature last night.

The Saturday night headliner was the Guardian's parliamentary sketch writer John Crace. His most recent book is I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, a reference to the short-lived

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Marlborough’s sixth Literature Festival opens in a blaze of publicity

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Marlborough’s sixth Literature Festival opens in a blaze of publicity

 

Marlborough’s sixth annual Literature festival opened yesterday (Friday) in a blaze of publicity, as the BBC Wiltshire Drive Time show came entirely from the High Street.

Presenter Lee Stone was on the steps of the Town Hall, interviewing authors, organisers, volunteers and ticket-holders about the festival experience.

Meanwhile, inside

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Review: Marlborough Literature Festival: Why do we read? It’s not as simple as you think, suggests Golding Speaker

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Review: Marlborough Literature Festival: Why do we read? It’s not as simple as you think, suggests Golding Speaker

There was no gentle easing into the weekend for the audience at the first night of the Marlborough Festival of Literature. Instead, attendees of the Golding Lecture were mentally challenged, as Jungian psychoanalyst, lecturer and author of eight novels, Salley Vickers, asked us to consider: Why do we read?

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PREVIEW: In Conversation gives audience the chance to hear from two debut novelists

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PREVIEW: In Conversation gives audience the chance to hear from two debut novelists

 

The annual Marlborough festival of Literature Hiscox Young Authors In Conversation event will take place at on Sunday, October 4 from noon in the Merchant’s House.

The conversation will be from two authors, Alex Hourston and Jemma Wayne, discussing their debut novels in what promises to be a refreshing

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Supporters and sponsors celebrate the launch of Marlborough LitFest 2015

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Supporters and sponsors celebrate the launch of Marlborough LitFest 2015

 

There was a very special book launch at Marlborough’s White Horse Bookshop this evening (Thursday) when hot-off-the-press copies of the Marlborough LitFest brochure were presented to festival supporters and sponsors.

The event also marked tickets going on sale – and they’re expected to sell like proverbial hot cakes.

Among

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TV greats to discuss Wolf Hall at Marlborough Literature Festival

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TV greats to discuss Wolf Hall at Marlborough Literature Festival

 

Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow will be in discussion with BAFTA Award-winning director Peter Kosminsky about the TV adaptation of Wolf Hall as part of this autumn’s Marlborough Festival of Literature.

The pair will be discussing the TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novels, named after the Tudor manor home

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