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Dickens: the campaigner

Dickens: the campaigner

06 May 2017

The campaigning journalism behind the stories of Charles Dickens is being highlighted in a new exhibition.

Deadline extended for book review contest

Deadline extended for book review contest

02 May 2017

Youngsters still have the chance to win top prizes for writing a brilliant book review.

The real Secret Garden

The real Secret Garden

23 April 2017

Can you keep a secret? There’s a garden in Kent which sparked a classic children’s novel, and it hosts a rare public gardens open day this week.

The pint-sized revolution that started in Kent

The pint-sized revolution that started in Kent

09 April 2017

Micropubs are coming to a cafe, shop or even garden shed near you, and a new book charts the mini revolution which started in Kent.

From Bake Off to her own show: Mary Berry's back

From Bake Off to her own show: Mary Berry's back

18 March 2017

From the Great British Bake Off to her own new show at the age of 81, the popular judge promises she’s not slowing down.

I escaped the Moors Murderers: one Kent man's tale

I escaped the Moors Murderers: one Kent man's tale

05 March 2017

A poverty-stricken childhood and a schoolboy's brush with the Moors Murderers is part of a new book by a Kent man.

Be the star of World Book Day

Be the star of World Book Day

02 March 2017

Check out pictures sent in for World Book Day! Could your child star on our special page?

Be the star of World Book Day today

Be the star of World Book Day today

02 March 2017

Schoolchildren - and teachers - across the county will be heading to school in costume today for World Book Day - and we want your pictures.

Feisty and fantastic Mr Fox comes to the stage

Feisty and fantastic Mr Fox comes to the stage

24 February 2017

Three greedy farmers and one feisty fox: one of Roald Dahl's best-loved stories, Fantastic Mr Fox, comes to the Kent stage.

Spot the Gruffalo - and take a selfie - thanks to new app

Spot the Gruffalo - and take a selfie - thanks to new app

22 February 2017

Families can head into the deep, dark woods...and find The Gruffalo and friends, with a new Gruffalo Spotter app.

Learn to look after - and love - The Bear

Learn to look after - and love - The Bear

01 February 2017

Raymond Briggs' much-loved storybook The Bear comes to life on stage in Canterbury this weekend.

Book in for a wickedly magical night

Book in for a wickedly magical night

25 January 2017

Grab your wand as the wonderful world of Harry Potter comes to Kent for magic nights to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of the first book.

'I’m more powerful, and fabulous than ever'

'I’m more powerful, and fabulous than ever'

15 January 2017

Controversial speaker Milo isn’t known for his modesty - now a lucrative book deal has given him a new reason to boast.

Set off down the Coastal Path

Set off down the Coastal Path

15 January 2017

Explore Kent's coast with the Ramblers and an expert guide to the first section of the Kent Coast Path, which was launched at Langdon Cliffs.

Tom set to dive in to Bluewater

Tom set to dive in to Bluewater

24 December 2016

Olympian and diver Tom Daley will be in Bluewater next week to sign copies of his new book.

Step into a private writers' retreat for the first time

Step into a private writers' retreat for the first time

18 December 2016

The National Trust has opened the retreat used by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson for the first time this winter.

A Tale of Christmas in Kent

A Tale of Christmas in Kent

30 November 2016

Look out for some tiny paw prints in the snow at Leeds Castle this winter as the magical world of Beatrix Potter brings A Tale of Christmas.

Taking a look beyond the dark side of Keith Moon

Taking a look beyond the dark side of Keith Moon

27 November 2016

Maidstone author interviews giants of the music scene to discover the truth about The Who's wild drummer Keith Moon.

An artist's tale

An artist's tale

22 November 2016

World famous illustrator Axel Scheffler - the man behind The Gruffalo and other children’s characters - comes to Folkestone Book Festival.

Book in for a feast of literature which starts with a bang

Book in for a feast of literature which starts with a bang

16 November 2016

The Folkestone Book Festival kicks off a 10-day feast of literature with a Christmas lights switch-on, live music and fireworks.

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