From July 7th until 9th, there is a history festival, at Chalke, in Wiltshire. Chalke Valley History Festival A glance at the list of attending speakers, who include James Holland, Michael Wood and Simon Scarrow, should give a flavour of the event. It appears to be heavily weighted toward the military history buff. There will be talks on Shackelton, Ancient Rome and even 'Horrible Histories'. It is an event well worth attending, and as a very psecial incentive, I (meaning me , personally and in person) will be there as official ARRSE rep, with a brief to try to interview authors but most importantly, blag new and upcoming books for review. So, come along, meet the authors, listen to the speakers, join in the debates and buy me a pint. For those poor and unfortunate people who can't attend, I will be writing a little something aboput it after the event. I do realise, however, that this will be no compensation at all for not being able to meet me. But, gopefully, it will give an idea of what the festival was like. Please support this festival if you are at all able, it is fairly close to Blandford, and in the heart of good old Wiltshire. It promises to be a terrific and interesting event, and one that should not be missed.