Take a look here at all of the events available for Guildford Book Festival (GBF) on Monday 13 October! For a comprehensive round up of all the events over the course of the week, please click HERE.
Jessica Fellowes: A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey
Clandon Park, 11am, £14, £12 Concessions & Under 16
Join Jessica Fellowes, niece of the creator of the TV series, for ‘elevenses’ at Clandon Park. After enjoying delicious treats cooked using recipes from Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen guests will retire to the ballroom for parlour games and to delve deeper into the world of the Great House.
Literary Lunch with Victoria Hislop
Jamie’s Italian, 12pm, £24, £22 Concessions & Under 16
Get a flavour of the Mediterranean in the relaxed atmosphere of Jamie’s Italian with Victoria Hislop, author of international bestsellers, The Island and The Return. Listen to this much loved writer chat about her latest spellbinding novel The Sunrise, inspired by an abandoned city in Cyprus, as you enjoy a delicious two-course lunch, with the opportunity to ask her questions over coffee!
Charles Spencer: The Killers of the King
The Electric Theatre, 7pm, £8, £7 Concessions, £6 Under 16
Explore a fascinating and little-known corner of history in the company of Charles Spencer, as he tells the incredible story of the men who dared to execute Charles I. Accomplished historian Earl Spencer vividly recreates the colourful conspiracies of the time, and the dreadful consequences for those who dared to kill a king.
Ian Buxton: 101 Legendary Whiskies
Bar des Arts, 7.30pm, £9, £7 Concessions
Former Glenmorangie Marketing Director, Ian Buxton, offers you a taste of the world’s finest, rarest and most expensive whiskies; wonderful wee drams you’re dying to try, but probably never will! Unlock the secrets of whisky’s elite and find out what makes these liquid treasures so special, intriguing and desirable. Event includes free whisky sampling.
The Electric Theatre, 8.30pm, £8, £7 Concessions, £6 Under 16
Sit down and chat with broadcasting legend, and now bestselling novelist, Richard Madeley, as he talks about his most intriguing work to date, The Way You Look Tonight. Set in 1960s America, tracing the story of beautiful criminologist Stella as she is courted by the Kennedys, before helping police to catch a psychopath on the loose in the Florida Keys.