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Top writers on festival line-up
A HOST of top writers are set to grace Knutsford Literature Festival when it returns for its 14th year on October 5.
Sir Roy Strong, Paula Byrne and Simon Heffer are among the literary treats as the festival spans poetry, history, fiction and more between Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 20.
Byrne brings Jane Austen dazzlingly into the 21st century, opening the literature festival at the Methodist Church, Princess Street on October 5 at 2.30pm.
Tickets, redeemable against the featured hardback, are £5.
At the same venue on Friday, October 18 at 8pm, Simon Heffer will give a finely-nuanced insight into the making of an extraordinary period populated by extraordinary people with his talk entitled – ‘High Minds: The Victorians and the Birth of Modern Britain’.
Tickets cost £5, and a book singing and refreshments are available on the evening.
At the Methodist Church on Saturday, October 19 at 2.30pm, writer, historian, broadcaster, diarist and gardener Sir Roy Strong talks about his early life and work with art lecturer Nirvana Romell.
Tickets are essential, and cost £10.
Other must-sees at the festival include ‘O My America! Second Acts in a New World’ with Sara Wheeler on Saturday, October 12, ‘The Little Wonder – The Remarkable History of Wisden’ on Friday, October 11.
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