Guernsey Literary Festival
10th May - 13th May
Tuesday 10th May - Sunday 13th May 2018
If you like books and you like islands this could be your perfect book festival starter.
The names booked to take part include BBC Newsnight presenter and economist Evan Davis, inspiring speaker Katie Piper, best-selling novelist Rachel Joyce, Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray, folk music legend Peggy Seeger, Coronation Street actor and now writer Denise Welch, scientist Steve Jones, rock music journalist David Hepworth, and from poetry Daljit Nagra and Murray Lachlan Young. There are two women, Mimi Anderson and Juliana Buhring, whose sports endurance feats are incredible – and both have very interesting back-stories to tell. There is one of the UK’s foremost experts on Brexit, Anand Menon. Dr Rangan Chatterjee is a doctor, television presenter and documentary maker who explains how sometimes simple things can have a huge benefit on health.
The Guernsey Literary Festival will be held in and around St Peter Port, with main events centred on St James, the Festival Hub in Market Street, and the Guille Alles Library.
The festival also runs a big education programme and plenty for young readers including an event to celebrate the Harry Potter books.
Best Western Hotel de Havelet
The Best Western Hotel de Havelet is a beautiful Georgian house on the outskirts of St Peter Port town centre. The hotel features an indoor swimming pool, restaurant and grill.
La Barbarie Hotel
La Barbarie Hotel is a converted farmhouse hotel in the heart of Guernsey's rural parish of St Martin. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace and a cosy old farm-style lounge bar with open fireplace and exposed beams.
Hougue du Pommier Hotel
The Hougue du Pommier Hotel is an original 17th century farmhouse that sits within eight acres of landscaped gardens and private land. The hotel features an outdoor heated swimming pool and a popular restaurant.
La Collinette Self Catering
La Collinette Self Catering offers guests a home away from home, close to St. Peter Port town centre and only a short drive from Guernsey's beaches and countryside.
Old Government House Hotel & Spa
Fantastically located in the centre of St. Peter Port, The Old Government House is the only establishment in Guernsey to offer 5 star luxury including extensive Spa facilities.
Duke of Normandie Hotel
The Duke of Normandie is a 3 star boutique hotel in Guernsey's town centre, featuring a popular bar, a beer garden and a sunny courtyard.
La Collinette Hotel
La Collinette Hotel is a friendly, family-owned 3 star hotel in the heart of St. Peter Port, only a short drive from Guernsey's beaches and countryside.
La Grande Mare Hotel & Country Club
La Grande Mare Hotel, Golf and Country Club is situated on the west coast of Guernsey and sits within 120 acres of private grounds. There is an 18-hole golf course, woodlands and gardens.
La Villette Hotel
La Villette Hotel is a spacious hotel in the heart of Guernsey's countryside offering an indoor swimming pool, health suite, a friendly bar, a bistro and a restaurant.
Le Friquet Hotel
Le Friquet Hotel is a delightful country hotel in the heart of Guernsey. Granite charm and mature gardens go together beautifully, offering guests a peaceful environment for a relaxing holiday.
Les Rocquettes Hotel
Les Rocquettes Hotel is a popular 3 star hotel on the outskirts of St. Peter Port, family-owned and run since 1946. The hotel features an extensive leisure complex and swimming pool.
St. Pierre Park Hotel & Golf Resort
St. Pierre Park is one of Guernsey's premier resort hotels, set in rolling woodlands and gardens and featuring a golf course, a spa and a popular restaurant.
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