Literary Festival

The 11th Althorp Literary Festival will take place on Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th June 2014.


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.

We would like to invite you to 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.

We are delighted to confirm that Kate Adie, Mark Billingham, Emma Bridgewater, Tim Butcher, M. J. Carter, Jung Chang, Jessie Childs, Julian Clary, Jane Gardam, Daisy Goodwin, Geordie Greig, Anthony & Ben Holden, Tristram Hunt, Kwasi Kwarteng, Boris Johnson, Ben Macintyre, Michael Meacher, Charles Moore, Jeremy Paxman, Francis Russell, Robert Sackville-West, Brian Sewell, Miranda Seymour, Charles Spencer, Edward St Aubyn, Sir Roy Strong, Deyan Sudjic and Kate Williams will all be speaking at the Althorp Literary Festival in 2014.

BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting 'Any Questions?' live from the Althorp Literary Festival on Friday 13th June 2014. 


Tickets for the 11th Althorp Literary Festival are now on sale.

In light of the very strong line-up for this year's Literary Festival and the significant interest in tickets for all events, we would strongly advise booking tickets as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment.

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"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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