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Jacqueline Wilson joins key speakers Max Hastings & Patrick Gale at Marlborough LitFest



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Award-winning children’s author Jacqueline Wilson has joined the key authors announced by Marlborough LitFest for this year: Patrick Gale, Max Hastings and 2022 Golding Speaker Ali Smith, during the festival weekend from September 29 – October 2. https://www.marlboroughlitfest.org

The prolific novelist Patrick Gale will be appearing in Marlborough on the Sunday to talk about his latest novel, Mother’s Boy, his 17th novel, marking his return to the historical genre and based around the boyhood and youth of the Cornish poet Charles Causley and the life of the mother who raised him singlehandedly.

Jacqueline Wilson, will be appearing on Friday, September 30 to share her writing tips and talk about Project Fairy which is published on September 15. Wilson wrote her first novel at just nine years old, had her first short story published at 17, and has now written over 100 books and sold more than 40 million copies. The award-winning writer is perhaps best known as the creator of her Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather characters and is a former Children’s Laureate.

Jacqueline Wilson ©James Jordan
Jacqueline Wilson ©James Jordan
Project Fairy
Project Fairy
Patrick Gale
Patrick Gale
Abyss
Abyss

Local historian Max Hastings will be making a welcome return to the festival on Sunday, October 2 to talk about his latest book The Abyss: The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962, which is published on September 29.



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