Bill Bryson And Sandi Toksvig To Appear At Write On Kew

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 30 months ago
Bill Bryson And Sandi Toksvig To Appear At Write On Kew
Sandi Toksvig introduces her new book. Photo: RBG Kew

Whether you're into architecture, wildlife, the British economy or a good old fashioned novel, Write On Kew, the literature festival taking place at Kew Gardens in September, has something for you.

Big name authors including David Nicholls, Louis de Bernières and Margaret Atwood will be talking about their latest novels. For younger readers, Jacqueline Wilson, Judith Kerr and Michael Morpurgo make an appearance, along with comedian Sandi Toksvig, who's introducing her new book for older children.

Campaigner George Monbiot will be talking about rewilding — reintroducing missing species into Britain's ecosystems — based on his book, Feral. Fellow wildlife campaigner Virginia McKenna (of the Born Free Foundation) will talk about African animals, while the Flower Appreciation Society gives you a chance to make your own floral headband.

Throw in Bill Bryson, Richard E. Grant, Andrew Marr, Vince Cable, Dan Cruickshank and Peter Snow, and you've got yourself quite a line-up. Not forgetting Londonist favourite Iain Sinclair, who's discussing his adventures walking the London Overground aka the 'ginger line'.

Each ticket includes full access to the Gardens for the day, and many of the talks will take place in Kew’s listed buildings, including the Nash Conservatory.

Write On Kew takes place at Kew Gardens 24-28 September. Ticket prices vary, but need to be booked in advance.

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Last Updated 20 August 2015