Mary Shelley, John Milton, Roald Dahl, OH MY!

Over time, Buckinghamshire has provided a home to an array of renowned authors and has thus been the birthplace of some prodigious writing.

The gothic classic Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley in her Marlow stomping ground, Albion House, and John Milton's Cottage in Chalfont St Giles provided inspiration for the masterpiece Paradise Lost. To revel in these achievements, Bucks annually throws some great Summer literary events - and this year is no different!

Aylesbury Whizzfizzing Festival on July 1st celebrates Buckinghamshire’s most famous local, Roald Dahl, and features a parade of more than 650 local school children with giant puppets, costumes and live music themed around ‘Fantastical Creatures’! Equally exciting is the Buckingham Literary Festival from June 30th – July 2nd, which attracts modern writers including Jacqueline Wilson who will be speaking about some of her best-loved characters, including Tracy Beaker!

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