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Owen Jones books in!

The author, columnist and political activist Owen Jones will be appearing at this year’s festival. His most recent book ‘The Establishment: And how they get away with it,’ put forward his passionate arguments for re-examining the British political system. His first, and perhaps best-known work, the international bestseller ‘Chavs: The demonization of the working class,’ […]

Chocolat author Joanne Harris sweetens line-up

The author of Chocolat – the 1999 book that became an Oscar-nominated film – has been added to the line-up for this year’s line-up. Our festival this October will feature best-selling author, Joanne Harris MBE whose book Chocolat was made into the famous film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. Since then she has written […]

Mark set to ‘Steel’ the show

Another big name for the festival has been announced. Our six-day festival will feature comedian, author, columnist and broadcaster Mark Steel with his new stand-up show – Who do I think I am? The show, based on the enthralling and hilarious story of his adoption and search for his parents has won rave reviews since it […]

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