The programme for the 2017 Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival (in association with Brooks Macdonald) is ready and online booking is now OPEN!  Visit our Literary Festival page to learn more about what’s in store and how to book tickets.

Link directly to the BOX OFFICE for Sunday 30 April HERE

and for Bank Holiday Monday 1 May HERE

For 2017 we are delighted that two NEW books will be presented at the Festival from the acclaimed writers of historical fiction ALISON WEIR and CONN IGGULDEN.

Sunday 30 April sees a literary exclusive for Chiddingstone Castle with the presentation of Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession; the latest in Alison Weir’s Six Tudor Queens series. Drawing on the Boleyn family’s local links with Hever Castle and Chiddingstone, Alison will unveil an unforgettable portrait of the ambitious woman whose fate is so familiar, but whose true motivations are surprising. Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian in the UK and has published seventeen history books and five historical novels.

On Monday 1 May Conn Iggulden gives an exclusive preview of his new novel I, Dunstan: Seven Kings and the Birth of England. The year is 937. England is a nation divided, ruled by minor kings and Viking lords. The Wessex king Æthelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, is readying himself to attack the north. Behind him stands Dunstan, the man who will control the destiny of the next seven kings of England, and the fate of an entire nation. Conn is author of the best-selling Emperor, Conqueror and Wars of the Roses series, and one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. He will be in conversation with Angus Donald, author of The Outlaw Chronicles; a series about the legendary hero Robin Hood who lives in Tonbridge.

With 22 authors appearing over the three days of the literary festival, highlights include appearances from Terry Waite, Rev Richard Coles, Artemis Cooper, Nicholas Crane and prize-winning children’s authors Piers Torday, Lauren St John and A F Harrold.