Saturday, November 5, 2016

Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups

It’s been a while – some fifty years in fact – since Enid Blyton took her most famous troupe The Famous Five for one last bicycle ride to that hidden shoreline cove, where doubtless they would’ve happened upon some casual piracy, ship wrecking or kidnapping. In a manner that would certainly intrigue modern social services, the Five righted wrongs and brought all manner of dastardly villains to heel.

Now the Five are back in the biggest humour hit series of the season. Riding on the nostalgia-shredding coat-tails of Ladybird for Grown-Ups, the must-have gift from last year, our friends at Quercus present Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, the hilarious continued adventures of everyone’s favourite over-zealous do-gooders. It’s the Five, all right, but it’s the Five now armed with driving licences and children, fully grown and completely at odds with a baffling modern world.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Althorp Literary Festival

The 13th Althorp Literary Festival will take place on four days - from Thursday 30th June to Sunday 3rd July, inclusive. Building on the success of Festivals past, the 13th Althorp Literary Festival promises to once again be an impressive event, with sessions from renowned historians, novelists, comedians, politicians, sportsmen, screenwriters, biographers and broadcasters.

It remains a unique and intimate celebration of the written word, taking place against the backdrop of one of England’s most beautiful, private, historic houses. This year’s line-up includes; Bill Bryson, Joan Bakewell, Loyd Grossman, Paula Byrne, Tom Bower, Hollie McNish, John Suchet, Sir Richard Eyre, Henrietta Knight, Paul Gambaccini, Suzannah Lipscomb, James Naughtie, Sara Pascoe, and Brian Blessed. We look forward to seeing you there.
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