From science fiction to food books, poetry to page turning thrillers, gardening and more, the Chiswick Book Festival has been bringing genre-spanning authors to audiences for five years now. This month they're back with more top names, including a bit of pre-festival entertainment with historian, author and broadcaster Lucy Worsley at Chiswick House, an afternoon with musician and now author James Bowen and his feline friend Side-Cat Bob (Sat, 12.15pm). Plus Saturday morning is given over to the little ’uns, with a young people's poetry competition (12pm), mischievous storytelling (10am) and a 'puzzles, problems and paradoxes in poetry' for ages 7-11 (11am). Other authors appearing include Sir Max Hastings, Philip Kerr and Jane Thynne, Rula Lenska, Charles Cumming, Simon Hughes, Lesley Pearse, Lindsey Davis and more.
For more information, see the occurrences below or visit chiswickbookfestival.net,