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Our Book Club Event

The Festival’s Book Club 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 Club 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.

Literary Lunches

One of Our Popular Literary Lunches at the Wells Festival of Literature

A very special feature of the Wells Festival of Literature has always been our popular Literary Lunches. They were much missed during the 2020 Festival when paused for Covid.

A Literary Lunch makes a fitting appetiser for the talk to follow, and the speaker almost always joins us to enjoy a delicious light meal: tasty homemade soup accompanied by wonderful artisan breads, followed by a mouth-watering dessert.

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. Full details will be available here shortly.

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