Thursday, May 05, 2011
Hexham Book Festival (UK)
The Hexham Book Festival is currently underway - "Sick at heart with cuts and taxes? Revive your flagging spirits at the 6th annual Hexham Book Festival with wise, witty and waspish words from some of the UK's best writers. Meet the master of the dark arts of political spin, Alastair Campbell; get your hands dirty with gardener Alys Fowler; feed your senses with top chef and restaurateur Antonio Carluccio on a tour round gastronomic Italy; join veteran broadcaster Melvyn Bragg in Hexham Abbey, hear the 2011 Costa Award winner Maggie O'Farrrell on her latest novel and discover why Stalin ate comedian Alexei Sayle's homework. We've got over a week of cookery, history, poetry, comedy, memoir, contemporary fiction and events for all ages. So come and join us and let words put a spring in your step"