Guildford Book Festival Takes Over Surrey


By Holly Price - 4th October 2018

Guildford Book Fest


With a large variety of household names including Anton Du Beke and Noel Fitzpatrick from Channel Four’s Supervet, more than 50 writers and entertainers will be joining avid readers for an exciting week of literature at the Guildford Book Festival.

Running from the 6th to the 15th October at various different locations throughout the historic town, the event promises to inspire, enthral and educate.  Selected locations include the Electric Theatre, Waterstones and the delectably decorated Harbour Hotel, where you can enjoy cocktails, light bites and carefully crafted charcuterie platters!

With a plethora of events taking place during the week, you can choose from the likes of the Leonard Bernstien Centenary Gala Concert with highlights from a West Side Story and On The Town, or Bedtime Story Time with Bryony Thompson, a celebrated children’s author and illustrator, who invites little ones to join in on the fun. There is also a Creative Writing Course for those wanting to discover a new talent or brush up on some skills, ran by Rachel Marsh of the University of Surrey.

Other guest authors include one of our Head Office favourites, Kate Mosse OBE, who will be talking to Stephanie Merritt about her number-one bestselling novel, The Burning Chambers. Bringing 16th century Languedoc vividly to life, it’s a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets, conspiracies and divided loyalties. Kate’s other work includes Labyrinth, and The Taxidermist’s Daughter.

For those wanting to browse the vast selection of talks, readings and workshops on offer, you can download the event programme here. Also nearby is our Surrey showsite, where you can pay us a visit to discover your perfect writing office or reading room retreat! 

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