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BOUTIQUE, BOUTIQUE, BOUTIQUE…

BEGINNING BLOG OF 2017 BLENHEIM LIT FEST

... and doesn’t that just nail it? Because let’s face, this is rather a natty, chic, vogueing kind of ‘do’ and on a classic Autumnal morning like this (please note I didn’t use the word ‘sunny’) it all feels a bit, well, “Brideshead Revisited’ cum “Antiques Roadshow” with just a dash of “Great British Bake Off” about it.
Personally speaking, it’s a privilege to be here, covering its three day celebration of all things tasty, witty, and most importantly of all, unputdownable.
Right, introductions over, I thought I’d start on a high by paying rapt attention during Aljos Farjon’s talk on ‘Ancient Oaks in the English Landscape - a choice I’m sure Oxford’s JRR Tolkien would have approved of…

Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock

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Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock