The Althorp Literary Festival 2018

The Althorp Literary Festival 2018

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Starting on Friday 5th October for two days, Althorp Hall, home of Charles, Ninth Earl Spencer, will be opening its doors for its annual Literary Festival. Described as a Literary Festival like no other, Althorp’s Literary Festival is now in its 15th year. The festival takes place against the backdrop of one of England’s most beautiful private, historic houses.

Speakers will be staged both inside and outside the House. The Festival also incorporates booksellers, premium retail outlets and a variety of food and drink choices.

This years list of confirmed speakers includes:-

Friday 5th October

Christian Hook
Simon Kerry
Julian Fellowes
Kenneth Baker
The Week Event
Helen Rappaport
Bernard Cornwell
Paddy Ashdown
Charles Spencer
Rachel Kelly
Dan Snow
James Runcie

Saturday 6th October

George Courtauld
Prue Leith
Dan Jones and Marina Amaral
Paula Byrne
Mike Read
Rowan Pelling
Charles Spencer
Miranda Seymour
Simon Jenkins
Helen Castor in conversation with Jessie Childs
Alan Johnson
Leanda de Lisle and Nadine Akkerman

Sunday 7th October

Leila Al-shami And Robin Yassin-kassab
Allison Pearson
Marilyn Imrie, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Jasmine Hyde
Tracy Borman
Algy Cluff
Christian Hook
Timothy Henry
Sarah Churchwell
Sir Chris Bonington
Bob Champion MBE
Alexander McCall Smith
A.N. Wilson
Joanna Grochowicz (Childrens Session)

Each event is priced individually. Click here for prices, times and to find out what each of the author talks are about.

The gates opens at 9:30 daily and author talks begin at 10:30. The address for those needing it is – Althorp, Northampton, NN7 4HQ.

There is car parking (10 mins walk away) and for those with Blue Badges closer parking is available. The event is accessible for those with disabilities.

To find out more, visit the links below.


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1 Response

  1. DJ Sakata says:

    Hope you have fun if you are going