I went to the penultimate day of the Charleston Festival in Lewes, East Sussex, which was marking its 25th year. I heard Charlotte Higgins and Adam Nicolson read from their new non-fiction books on Classics. Charlotte Higgins’ ‘Under Another Sky’ was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.
It was a really informative morning and I particularly enjoyed the Q&A session with the audience. It was a book lover’s paradise!
Afterwards I had the opportunity to look at the lovely gardens at Charleston House, the country home of Virginia Woolf’s sister, Vanessa Bell, who was a painter.