Wimbledon Bookfest

Just over a week of exceptional literary talent in a big tent on Wimbledon Common. Featuring Ian McEwan, Juliet Stevenson, Josh Widdicombe and more top names.

Located in a big tent on Wimbledon Common, the brilliant annual Bookfest features an array of literary figures and personalities including Juliet Stevenson, Ian McEwan, Paul Merton, Josh Widdicombe and Jacqueline Wilson. There's also a children's programme featuring, among others, the common's most famous residents, the Wombles, as well as CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell who reads from her book, 'Snowflakes', (Sat Oct 4, 11.45am; age 4+). Highlights include internationally lauded Alexander McCall Smith discussing his new reimagining of Jane Austen's 'Emma' (Fri Oct 3, 7pm, £20) and the William Morris evening with children's author and poet Michael Rosen, who penned the foreword in the new edition of 'Poems of Protest' by Morris (Thu Oct 9, 5pm, £10). See the event website for individual times and prices.

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