Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

Love reading and feel like branching out from crime fiction? Join us at the 2014 Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival from the 10th – 13th July and have your mind stretched, your funny bone tickled and your taste buds teased by our fantastic speakers, including:

Jonathan Aitken
Thursday 10th July
St George Hotel | 2.30pm

Margaret Thatcher: Power and Personality – an authoritative and fascinating study of Britain’s first woman Prime Minister from an insider’s perspective.

BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner
Friday 11th July
St George Hotel | 6.30pm
On 6 June 2004 Frank Gardner and cameraman Simon Cumbers were ambushed by Islamist gunmen in a quiet Riyadh back street. Against all the odds, Frank Gardner survived. His acclaimed, moving and inspiring memoir is now brought up to date with a new chapter recalling his return to Saudi Arabia for the first time since he was shot.

Arthur Smith – At Your Service
Saturday 12th July
St George Hotel | 8pm

Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution Arthur Smith and bask in an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of the ‘alternative comedians’ who shook up the world of light entertainment in the nineteen eighties and nineties.

SALON North: Gets Up Close to Personal Taste
Friday 11th July
St George Hotel | 8pm

Join Author and musician Daniel Rachel, Renowned philosopher Julian Baggini and author of ‘The Novel Cure’, Ella Berthoud to take a journey through music, food and books to explore the idea of ‘taste’.


And that’s not all! Also appearing: Sir Ranulph FiennesKate Adie,Simon Thurley, The Financial Times’ Mrs MoneypennyJay Rayner, and Matthew Dennison. More events to be announced!


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