Wimbledon Bookfest

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Just over a week of exceptional literary talent in a big tent on Wimbledon Common. Featuring Michael Rosen, Andy McNab, Vince Cable and more top names.

Located in a big tent on Wimbledon Common, the brilliant annual Bookfest features an array of literary figures and personalities this year  including Sabastian Faulks, Louis de Berniers, Vince Cable and George The Poet.

There's also a children's programme featuring, among others, a sing along with the common's most famous residents, the Wombles (Sunday October 4, 10.45am and Sunday October 11, 10.15am), a change to meet Michael Rosen (Friday October 9, 4.30pm) as well as Shaun the Sheep model making workshops with Aardman Animations (Saturday October 3, 10.15am and 12.15pm).

Highlights include Ben Fogle on adventures, broadcasting and Labradors (Sunday October 4, 12pm), Ann Walmsey talking about the two prison book clubs she set up (Saturday October 10, 2.15pm) and a talk about getting the most out of your inner psychopath by Andy McNab and Dr Kevin Dutton (Monday October 5, 7pm). 

See the event website for individual times and prices.

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