The 2013 Independent Bath Literature Festival
With venues distributed all over the centre of Bath, the literature festival which was launched in 1995 is back with force with more than 150 events which will take place over 10 days between 1st and 10th March.
The festival offers the possibility to go to be inspired, to enter debates, take part in any of the workshops on offer or to simply sit back and listen throughout this ten day literacy wonder.
With a host of illustrious authors – Hilary Mantel, the Double Man Booker Prize-winning novelist, will be present to talk about her sequel to Wolf Hall as will the popular and well known J.K. Rowling who will be there to talk about her first book for adults.
The 2013 line-up continues with big names in fiction such as P.D. James, Kate Mosse, Nadeem Aslam, Pat Barker, Jim Crace, Helen Dunmore and Tessa Hadley as well as with the presence of leading scientists, economists, historians and journalists all holding discussions and debates.
And if you’ve got some time to spare remember Bath ahs plenty of galleries and museums, historical sites, parks and gardens as well as the chance to treat yourself to a visit to the Thermae Bath Spa which is Britain’s original and only natural thermal spa with its warm waters, a series of aromatic steam rooms and the open-air rooftop pool with spectacular views across the skyline of Bath surely a perfect way to end a day.
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