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REVIEW: music critic Fiona Maddocks brings a classical Desert Island Discs to LitFest

Genevieve Clarke (left) with Fiona Maddocks at the LitFest event in the White Horse Bookshop (Photo copyright Ben Phillips) Genevieve Clarke (left) with Fiona Maddocks at the LitFest event in the White Horse Bookshop (Photo copyright Ben Phillips) The lovely new gallery space at the back of the White Horse Bookshop was full for Fiona Maddocks’ event at Marlborough LitFest on Saturday afternoon (September 30).  It took the format of Desert Island Discs, with Genevieve Clarke, who is a member of the LitFest committee and the programme manager of the Reading Ahead scheme at the Reading Agency, as a suitably sympathetic interviewer.


 

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Younger - and younger - readers took centre stage at Marlborough LitFest 2017

Bravo! Harry Murrell from Woodborough School points to his winning entry in the Wild Things competition (Photo copyright Ben Phillips) Bravo! Harry Murrell from Woodborough School points to his winning entry in the Wild Things competition (Photo copyright Ben Phillips) Marlborough LitFest takes special care to involve the children of the town and surrounding villages.  They believe in a variation of a famous claim: give me a child that likes reading, and I will give you the adult who's still reading when they are old and grey.

Marlborough LitFest 2017 was no exception with a great variety of events and happenings for younger readers - of all ages.

 

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REVIEW: Flagging up rising nationalism - capacity LitFest audience hears about flags' enduring power & their politics

 

LitFest:  Tim Marshall - and flag (Photo copyright Ben Phillips - with thanks)LitFest: Tim Marshall - and flag (Photo copyright Ben Phillips - with thanks)If you've ever wondered why there are twelve stars on the European Union flag (it's actually the Council of Europe's flag) or mused over why there is a chakra wheel centred in the Indian flag or even why there is an AK 47 rifle on the Mozambican flag, then Tim Marshall's latest book Worth Dying For: the Power and Politics of Flags will provide you with all the answers and lots more too.

 

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REVIEW: LitFest's Golding Speaker Will Self enthrals, delights & astonishes - but leaves some a bit baffled or even unsettled

Will Self addresses a packed Town Hall  (photo copyright Ben Phillips - with thanks)Will Self addresses a packed Town Hall (photo copyright Ben Phillips - with thanks)It was certainly not without some trepidation that I undertook the task of reviewing the talk given by novelist and public intellectual Will Self, on Friday evening (September 29) - this year's Golding Speaker at the start of Marlborough LitFest 2017.


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