Saturday, 5 October 2013


Everybody loves a good book and the people of Hungerford are no exception!  This month, The Hungerford Literary Festival returns for it’s second year! 

The festival has been extended this year to allow more time to see the authors and I can tell you, the line-up for 2013 is very impressive indeed!

From Jo Jingles’ “Where’s My Teddy?” for the little ones, to Top Ten best seller Salley Vickers talking about her new book “The Cleaner of Chartres".  There really is something for everyone!

Around the town you might be lucky enough to hear Hungerford LitFest Patron and leading military historian, Sir Max Hastings talking about his latest work “Catastrophe: Europe Goes To War 1914” in which he will reveal the tensions across Europe which really brought about the Great War.

Here at The Arcade, we will be welcoming antiques expert Marc Allum in to talk about his book “Antiques Magpie”.  Marc is best known for his work on the Antiques Roadshow over the past 15 years but he has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, writes for mainstream magazines and is also a lecturer.   The "Antiques Magpie" explores the fascinating world of antiques and collectables.  You will meet the garden gnome insured for £1 million, track down Napoleon's toothbrush and spookily, how to find a corpse in a Victorian photograph!  This is a fantastic book and once started, you will not want to put it down.  Marc will be talking about everything from artifacts of the ancient world, to saucy seaside postcards!  
Marc will be joining us at 5.30 on the 19th October for a drinks reception, before continuing across the road at the lovely Three Swans Hotel.   So, for all you antiques and collectable lovers this is an event not to be missed. Do come along and meet Marc and you will even get your book signed.

The festival will run from the 17th to the 21st October in a number of different venues around the town.  Programmes are available to pick-up from Hungerford Arcade, Hungerford Bookshop, the Library and other local businesses.
Alex Rogers

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Marc Allum
Author of 'Antiques Magpie'

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