Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival

Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival

Although the 2020 Festival will not take place at the Castle this year the organisers have recorded many of their speakers in conversation, from the safety of their own homes. The podcast series is now on Chiddingstone Castle’s website. The authors taking part are:

  • Neil MacGregor with Sue Broom – Living With the Gods: The Gods that we Need
  • Andrew Roberts with David Walsh – Churchill: Walking With Destiny
  • Linda Porter and Paul Lay – Mistresses: Sex and Scandal at the Court of Charles II and Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Cromwell’s Protectorate
  • Andrea Shulman with Louise Chunn- Clothes and Other Things that Matter
  • Joanna Trollope with Rowan Pelling – Mum & Dad
  • Maggie O’Farrell with Cathy Rentzenbrink – Hamnet
  • Peter James and John Sutherland with Angela Clarke – Find Them Dead and Crossing The Line
  • Michael Morpurgo with Clare Mulley – War Stories
  • Emily Brand with Robert Sackville-West – The Fall of the House of Byron
  • James Lee, Geoffrey Streatfeild and Olivia Williams – Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World by Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Andrew Lownie with Julia Wheeler – The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Loves
  • Christopher Somerville and Andrew Ziminski with Julia Wheeler – The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain and Ships of Heaven: The Private Life of Britain’s Cathedrals
  • Sue Stuart-Smith with Marian Boswell – The Well-Gardened Mind: Rediscovering Nature in the Modern World
  • Asa Bennett with Andy Bell – Romanifesto: Modern Lessons from Classical Politics

To listen to the podcasts go to the Festival website:

Chiddingstone Literary Festival Books

Books by some of the featured authors are not yet published and some publishing schedules have been changed due to COVID-19. We will update this page as soon as any new books become available.