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Boswell Book Festival 2018

 
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Dumfries House Cumnock in Ayrshire
4th - 6th May 2018


Boswell Book Festival is held each May in Dumfries House, Cumnock. The Festival is named after James Boswell, a writer from Ayrshire who is regarded as being the inventor of modern biography.

Authors featured by Boswell Book Festival in the past have included Sally Magnusson, Kate Adie, Bill Paterson, John Byrne and many more.

The main festival for 2018 will feature appearances by Dame Judi Dench, Matthew Parris, Andrew O’Hagan, Neal Ascherson, Maggie O’Farrell, Judy Murray, Finlay Wilson, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Mary & Giles from Googlebox, Anthony Horowitz, Alexander McCall Smith, Sally Magnusson, Michael Heath and Jackie Kay and many others besides!

In addition to the main event, there will be a Boswell Children`s Festival too.

Please check the programme for Boswell Book Festival for full details

Robert Burns was a great admirer of James Boswell. Boswell was perhaps best known for being the biographer of Samuel Johnson and also wrote an account of a Tour to the Hebrides he made with Samuel Johnson.

Dumfries House, in which the festival is based is a beautiful stately home and was designed by the Adams Brothers. It is home to an amazing collection of Thomas Chippendale furniture and is set in 2,000 acres in Ayrshire. The house and furniture was secured for the nation as a result of an initiative brokered by HRH Prince Charles and using £20 million of his own charitable foundation funds.

 

 

 

 


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