Images for the programme: The Odyssey

One of the very brightest History stars, Tom Holland will be bringing Homer to life for an event principally aimed at kids. I’ll be going, naturally, as it’s a tale that never gets stale in the telling, and if you’ve read In The Shadow Of The Sword, or Persian Fire, Tom’s first book, you’ll realise just how well history can be told. He’s at the Golding Tent on the opening night, Tuesday 26th June, for the grow-ups and at 6.30pm on Thursday in the Aubrey Tent.”