Book festival of the week: Althorp Literary Festival, Althorp, Northampton
Friday 07 June 2013
It's another cracking line-up on the Spencer estate, for the annual festival's 10th birthday. AN Wilson opens proceedings on Thursday, talking about his latest novel, The Potter's Hand.
Elsewhere over the three days are Frances Osborne, Paddy Ashdown, Ann Widdecombe, Alison Weir, Alison Steadman, Julian Fellowes, Con Coughlin, David Starkey, Antonia Fraser, Stanley Johnson, Ed Smith, Deborah Moggach, Michael Palin, Clive Aslet, Artemis Cooper, William Dalrymple, Peter Ackroyd, Alexander McCall Smith and Wilbur Smith.
01604 770107; spencerofalthorp.com/literary-festival, Thursday to 15 June
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