Literary Festivals this Weekend

XVIII_FdPdM_tl_Lina_ZerónWhy not celebrate the onset of summer with a visit to a literary festival this weekend? Here is a taste of several on offer over the next couple of days.

The Althorp Literary Festival is in the magnificent surroundings of the Spencer Family Estate. Giles Brandreth, Lady Antonia Fraser and Sophie Dahl will be putting in an appearance. The festival runs until Saturday, 13th June,

Hot Air 2015, the Stoke Literary Festival ( is also running, on Friday and Saturday. Sathnam Sanghera will be reading from Marriage Material, an updated version of Arnold Bennett’s Old Wives’ Tale and on Friday Michael Palin will also be there.

A visit to a literary festival is the perfect way to combine a day out with a love of literature.

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