Taunton Literary Festival

  • Brendon Books
  • November 5 - 26
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The sixth Taunton Literary Festival includes an eclectic mix ranging from Lord Owen on the 1940’s British cabinet, renowned psychologist Raj Persaud on stalking, Keggie Carew on her unconventional father, Philip Eade on Evelyn Waugh interviewed by his grandson Alexander, Graham Fawcett on W H Auden, Prof. Michael Smith on Shackleton, Luke Dormehl on robots, Gary Cox on Jean Paul Sartre, a talk on the changing position of the church in society  with Linda Woodhead and Andrew Brown, a moving account of a POW surviving the ‘Burma Railway put together from letters by his daughter, an account of theatres around the country by Mick Escott, a talk on Lady Jane Grey by Nicola Tallis, on the founder of the Royal Air Force by Russell Miller,  cheats and deceits in the natural world with Martin Stevens, all things gothic with Nick Groom, consciousness with Susan Blackmore, agriculture with Richard Soffe and Wild Pony Whispering with Dawn Westcott. In addition, the Taunton Thespians will be performing key scenes from Shakespeare, there will be free children’s events, writing workshops and a bookbinding workshop. As usual there will also be some last minute additions so please look out for any updates to the programme.