Much-admired broadcaster Kirsty Wark’s first novel The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle became a bestseller. She returns with the 1950s Scotland-set The House by the Loch, inspired by her own childhood and her late father. Former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis’ debut The Butcher’s Hook garnered critical acclaim and her new novel How It Was has been called ‘immersive, amazing, remarkable’ by Marian Keyes. With Georgina Godwin they discuss moving from broadcasting to writing, and the themes of family secrets and inter-generational relationships that their novels share.


The Garden Theatre

The Garden Theatre is situated in Montpellier Gardens, the main site of The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival in the heart of Cheltenham, GL50 1UW.

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