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.
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.
Marlborough LitFest announces an extra appearance by David Walliams - plus The Oldie comes to town with a literary lunch
Interest in the visit to Marlborough LitFest 2018 by children's author and actor David Walliams has been so great that a second talk has been arranged for the morning of Sunday, September 30.
Actor, star of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, as well as highly successful children’s author, David Walliams, is Marlborough LitFest’s children’s author for 2018 - a star attraction for the festival's ninth year (27-30 September).
More names have been revealed for this year’s ninth Marlborough LitFest (28-30 September.) They include acclaimed novelist William Boyd, bestselling author Kate Mosse, historical fiction author Katie Hickman.
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