Love Gardens? Don’t miss Jackie Bennet talking about Shakespeare’s gardens at Charroux litfest 2017

Jackie will run her workshop at the Charroux festival after lunch on Thursday 24th August.  She is the author of six gardening and wildlife books including Wild About the Garden (Channel 4 Books) and Your Wildlife Garden (2011). She is the former editor of the Garden Design Journal and a writer for the English Garden magazine.

Her writing awards include BBC Wildlife Magazine (1990) and the Garden Media Guild’s Column of the Year (2009). She was the winner of the Barn Owl Trust 2013 Wildlife Poetry Competition.

Her most recent books are The Writer’s Garden (Frances Lincoln 2014) and Shakespeare’s Gardens (Frances Lincoln, 2016) published in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Historical fiction author, James Vance, returning to Charrouxlitfest


 James  will be launching his latest historical fiction novel, The Housekeeper at the Charroux Literary Festival 2017.

James has lived in the Limousin region of France for fifteen years. He has published eight novels ; He contributes to local newspapers and magazines and in 2014, he participated in a four-day spectacular at Bridiers in the Creuse department to mark the centenary commemoration of WWI—an acting role, as a poilu. He resumed a similar role in the 2015 centenary event to mark the end of WWII.