GODOLPHIN School has announced the line-up for its third Literary Festival.

This year’s event takes place from October 11 to 17, alongside the Salisbury Literary Festival (October 18 to 20), and together the two festivals will celebrate reading and writing with a week of author events in Salisbury.

Talks by renowned authors will take place in the evening and are open to the public.

Daytime events will be running throughout the week for Godolphin pupils and other pupils from many Wiltshire and Hampshire schools.

Bestselling author, historian, TV presenter and chief curator of the Historic Royal Palaces, Lucy Worsley, is at the festival on Friday, October 11, 7.30pm.

She has presented television programmes on the wives of Henry VIII to American history’s ‘biggest fibsbook.

Lynne Truss, a prolific writer, journalist and broadcaster, whose book on punctuation - Eats, Shoots & Leaves - was an international bestseller. She writes extensively for radio and is the author of seven novels as well as a non-fiction account of her time as a novice sports journalist on The Times: Get Her Off the Pitch. She is giving a talk on Monday, October 14, 7pm.

And on Thursday, October 17, 7pm, come and see Joa Studholme.

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