Our Book Group Event
The Festival’s Book Group event has always proved immensely popular, providing as it does the rare opportunity to discuss the chosen book with the author him/herself. Although created with book clubs in mind, this event is open to all. We do however recommend that you read the featured book in advance so that you can gain the very most from the discussion. If you belong to a book club, please make sure we have the details so that we can contact you.
The 2021 Book Group Event will take place on Sunday 17 October at 2.30pm. It will feature Lucy Atkins’s runaway success Magpie Lane, a tale that became a best-selling thriller during the dark days of lockdown. What on earth became of the tragically disturbed eight-year-old Felicity who has disappeared somewhere in the back lanes and alleys of Oxford at the dead of night? The mystery surrounding poor Felicity and assorted members of her family can be found in these gripping pages.
Share a popular Literary Lunch with Lucy Jago, John Mullan or Lucy Pollock. Lunches of soup and a pudding cost £20 (£16 for students) for event and lunch, which will be served in the Dining Hall of Cedars House, following all current health and safety guidelines. Doors open at 11.45 am and the speaker will join guests at 12.30. Seats for lunch guests will be reserved in Cedars Hall for the 2.00 pm talk.
Lunches with the speaker are served in the Dining Hall which is on the same site as Cedars Hall with wonderful views of the playing fields and the Hall itself. For those who prefer not to attend the lunch, ‘talk only’ tickets are also available.
Walk and Cream Tea
An exclusive Cedars Hall cream tea in Cedars House Dining Hall with Duncan Minshull will round off his walking event on Monday 18th. The £20 event tickets (limited to 25) include tea. Meet Duncan in the Waterstones pop-up bookshop at Cedars House at 2.45 pm for a 3.00 pm start.