Cliveden Literary Festival

How do you make a scandal in politics? Now while there are plenty of areas where we might question Michael Gove’s expertise, this area is certainly not one of them, so when he takes to the stage later this year to discuss this, “Brexit and what comes nexit” we’ll be sure to stop and listen. Adding an extra level of elan to proceedings is the fact Gove will present his findings at Cliveden, the Berkshire stately home from which the Profumo Affair was born, a poetic touch that is only fitting for what is justifiably being billed as “Britain’s newest, most exciting literary festival”. Taking place on 14-15 October, the programme features a first-rate list of speakers, with highlights including Andrew Roberts in conversation with Antonia Fraser, Simon Sebag Montefiore on a century of Russian revolution, Howard Jacobson on Trump and novelists Ian McEwan, Sebastian Faulks and Robert Harris on their craft. What we’re most excited about? Amanda Foreman, Tina Brown and Dambisa Moyo on the myth and reality of women in power. 

Cliveden Literary Festival (14–15 October 2017),Taplow, Berkshire SL6 0JF (07880 934 145); @clivedenlitfest

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