Windsor Festival's literary line-up

Windsor Festival's literary line-up

Francis Batt

Windsor Festival's literary line-up

An impressive literary line-up will be a highlight of this year's Windsor Festival.

A total of 16 literary events are being held in and around the grounds of Windsor Castle and in Ascot between September 16 and 29.

It will start on Monday, September 16 with a literary lunch at Macdonald Berystede Hotel in Ascot when explorers Robin Hanbury-Tenison and Robert Twigger will talk about the book they edited entitled Modern Explorers.

Novelist and biographer Max Egremont will be at Upper School, Eton College on Wednesday, September 18 to talk about his book Forgotten Lands: Journeys Among the Ghosts of East Prussia, which recreates the terrible revenge exacted by Stalin when his troops overan that area of Germany.

Sir Michael Parker, the man behind the highly entertaining autobiography It’s All Going Terribly Wrong will talk about his hilarious experiences running Royal Tournaments and successive Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.

The Accidental Showman can be seen at Windsor Guildhall on Monday, 23rd September.

Julie Summers will be giving a humorous talk about the Women’s Institute during the Second World War - getting on with life even in impossible circumstances. This event will take place in The Royal Chapel, Windsor Great Park, on Saturday, September 28.

Lynda La Plante's appearance at the Guildhall on Tuesday, September 17 will give one of the country's most celebrated crime writers on the page and on television a chance to reveal some of her own secrets.

Festival director Martin Denny said: “This year’s literary programme is more varied and we feel that with the broadening scope of entertainment it provides, there will be something for everyone to enjoy during the two-week event.”

Visit for the full programme and booking information.

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