Literary Festival

Thank you to all who joined us for the 11th Althorp Literary Festival and contributed to the success of this year's event. 

Dates for the 12th Althorp Literary Festival will be announced soon. 

Literature is synonymous with Althorp – part of its history. George John, the Second Earl Spencer, amassed one of the greatest private libraries of its time, amounting to over 43,000 volumes of priceless first editions, sprawling through the house’s grandest rooms.

Enjoy a wonderful summer’s day at the Althorp Literary Festival – or, of course, join us for all three – and be inspired by stellar authors in the setting of one of England’s most beautiful, private, stately homes.

The line up for the 12th Althorp Literary Festival will be announced in early 2015.

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View the 2014 programme online.



"I have been to literary festivals all over the world, but none of them had the intimacy and the enthusiasm of Althorp." (Anthony Horowitz)

"We came away totaly stimulated, especially in the context of such a beautiful house and grounds." (Althorp Literary Festivalgoer)

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Althorp is easily accessible by car or by train from London, Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Oxford.

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Thursday 12th June 2014

14.00: Geordie Greig

14.00: Geordie Greig:
Breakfast With Lucian

Mail on Sunday editor Geordie Greig, one of a few close friends who regularly had breakfast with Lucian Freud during the last years of his life, tells an insider’s account – ac...

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