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A huge range of celebrated authors has been confirmed for the 15th Annual Althorp Literary Festival, which takes place from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th October. 

Althorp House - one of England’s most beautiful private, historic houses - provides an idyllic backdrop for the three-day Festival, which also boasts pop-up retail outlets, live performances and a variety of curated food and drink vendors.  Over the past fourteen years, the Festival has attracted over 300 best-selling and critically acclaimed authors, outspoken politicians, sporting heroes, comedians and stars of stage and screen to share their stories with the public.  These include Bill Bryson, Boris Johnson, Helen Fielding, Jo Malone, Judy Murray, Darcey Bussell, Sir Tom Stoppard, Twiggy, Sebastian Faulks, Jung Chang and Michael Palin.

Earl Spencer - owner of Althorp and founder of the Althorp Literary Festival - is himself a bestselling historian, writing as “Charles Spencer.”  Earl Spencer explains:

“The Althorp Literary Festival is unique in the way it so warmly welcomes authors and audiences alike.  I have to say it is an honour to have a line-up such as the one we have this coming October, including Paddy Ashdown, Dan Snow, Alexander McCallSmith, Prue Leith, Bernard Cornwell, Alan Johnson, and Julian Fellowes.  Many of our authors now approach me to see if they can come, which is really heartening.”

Author Sessions are priced individually at £16 or £12.50 for the shorter lunchtime session.   The full line-up and tickets are available online.

Althorp House, Althorp, NN7 4HQ

 Althorp Literary Festival