Boswell Book Festival 2013 programme

Submitted by thf1977 on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:55

The long-awaited programme for the Boswell Book Festival 2013, which will take place May 17-19 in the grounds of Auchinleck House, has been released, and it looks amazing! Editor of the Yale Boswell papers, Gordon Turnbull, will return to Auchinleck, and on Saturday evening brilliant actor John Sessions will perform his brand new play A Life in Music. John will be back on the next day to end the festival with a portrayal of James Boswell himself.

To mark the death of James Boswell on May 19, 1795, on the morning of Sunday, May 19 a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Boswell mausoleum in Auchinleck Churchyard. The ceremony will be followed by a public walk on the Via Sacra to Auchinleck House.

Other speakers include historian Jane Ridley, Today presenter James Naughtie and writer Artemis Cooper.

Visit to learn more about the Boswell Book Festival 2013, and remember to book tickets for the individual events online in advance.

Carol Carr (not verified)

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 13:24

Great to see the Boswell Book Festival flagged up above and many thanks for that. We at the festival are delighted.
Please also note that - a first for book festivals everywhere this year, we're offering our audience the chance to camp with us for the whole weekend.
You can ditch the car keys and book a pitch for your own tent, or if you prefer you can book a bespoke tipi or yurt.  Full details of
facilities and how to book your pitch in the 'Stellar Nights' glamping section of our web site.
Do come and visit us. We would love to welcome you to the festival.