Kent Life - - The Diary -

Cel­e­brate the ac­claimed English nov­el­ist’s birth­day. The birth­day ad­dress this year is called ‘The Im­por­tance of Be­ing Henry: The in­flu­ence of Jane Austen’s banker brother on her nov­els’.

Tick­ets: £5.50

01732 357872 (Su­san Adams Busi­ness Ser­vices); 01732 452055 (Sevenoaks Book­shop) Church of St Peter and St Paul, Ton­bridge

Sat­nav: TN9 1DA Jo Brand, Will Self and Jenni Mur­ray head a stel­lar line-up at Faver­sham’s sec­ond literary fes­ti­val, which takes place in var­i­ous venues around the me­dieval mar­ket town. There are more than 30 events to choose from, with some of the high­lights in­clud­ing sto­ry­teller Di­ane Set­ter­field ( Once Upon a River), Hugh War­wick on the plight of the hedge­hog and for­mer punk leg­end Viv Al­ber­tine’s frank and in­sight­ful mem­oir To Throw Away Unopened.

Tick­ets: var­i­ous www.faver­sham­lit­er­aryfes­ti­val.org Var­i­ous, Faver­shamSat­nav: ME13

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