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Bath LitFest Starts Today! 25th February 2011

Just a quick reminder that Bath LitFest opens today-Friday 25th February 2011, through until Sunday 6th March 2011.

I have just been checking out the itinerary of events, only to find that many are already sell-outs, so if you are planning to visit, you need to check the festival schedule and, where possible, make advance bookings, to avoid disappointment.

There are some great names in the literary world, who’s talks and events still have some availability, including:

  • Dr. David Starkey
  • Kim Edwards – Representing a new event for this season – ‘Fiction USA’
  • Andrea Levy
  • Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Nicole Krauss – On a rare visit to the UK, from her US home – talks about her latest book, ‘Great House’
  • Peter Lovesey – Talks about his character, Bath’s own fictional detective, DS Peter Diamond
  • Louis de Bernieres

Plus many other talks and lectures covering a diverse range of literary genres and perspectives.

The City of Bath provides a breathtaking backdrop for this great event, with so many things to see and do outside of the literary arena, that you can’t fail to enjoy your day, whatever the weather!

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  • Doing ‘Green with Envy’ up here in the Midlands. Although I prefer Wells to Bath, the combination of a literary festival and the opportunity to do afternoon tea in the Pump Room is seriously jealousy arousing. Some days the thought of afternoon tea trumps even a good bookshop.

    • Hi Annie,

      We are quite lucky, in that we live almost equi-distant from Bath, Wells and Salisbury, all beautiful cities, with both excellent bookshops and outstanding tearooms.

      The Wells litfest doesn’t happen until October, and The Salisbury International Arts Festival falls nicely between them in May/June, so there is plenty of scope to fit in a visit to all three.

  • Sounds like a great event!

    I’m hoping to visit Hay-on-Wye next week… I thought I’d go while it was quiet, though I’d love to go to the Book Festival there sometime.

    • Hi Nikki-ann,

      Hay-on-Wye Book Festival, is somewhere I would also love to visit, but have never got around to it. I notice that the dates for the festival this year, coincide with those of Salisbury, so people will be spoilt for choice. Could always fit in both, I suppose?!

      There is supposed to be a large second hand bookseller in Hay-on-Wye, that is reported to have one of the most extensive collections of books in the country, is that where you are heading for, when you visit? If so, have fun!!

      • Well, I’ll be trying my best to visit all the bookshops there! I know one of them will soon be having a refurbishment and they’re selling off all their books at bargain prices so they don’t have to find somewhere to store them during the refurbishment. If no blog post appears after my visit to Hay-on-Wye then I’ll probably be found beneath a pile of books somewhere!

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