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Story in a Teacup finalists announced

A huge thank you to all of you who took the time to get inspired, tell your story and enter Dragonfly Tea’s Story in a Teacup competition. We are delighted that the winners and runners-up will be announced at a special event at Henley Literary Festival on Sunday...

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Life in Books: Jessica Fellowes

With just over three weeks until she appears at the historic Fawley Court (which, incidentally, opens its doors to the public for the first time in 175 years to welcome the Henley Literary Festival audience), multi-talented writer Jessica Fellowes shares with us her...

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Life in Books: Will Iredale

Each week between now and the start of the 2015 Henley Literary Festival, a handpicked selection of our top authors reveal their #lifeinbooks. Joining us for week two is master journalist Will Iredale, who joins us at 4.30pm on Thursday 1st October with The Kamikaze...

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Life in Books: Dean Friedman

Each week between now and the start of the 2015 Henley Literary Festival, a handpicked selection of our top authors reveal their #lifeinbooks. Kicking things off is the multi-talented Dean Friedman, who joins us at 8.30pm on Tuesday 29th September for a rare literary...

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One month to go for Short Story Competition

Aspiring writers of all ages have a chance to win prizes including book tokens and up to £2,500 with Dragonfly Tea’s Story in a Teacup competition – with the winners to be revealed at a special ceremony at Henley Town Hall as part of this autumn’s Henley Literary...

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Ten of the best Literary Festivals 2015

Henley Literary Festival has been featured in Country Living website’s list of the best Literary Festivals to attend in 2015. Attending will be many authors including Jane Hawking, whose memoir Travelling to Infinity became the Bafta and Oscar-winning The Theory...

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Britain’s Best Literary Festivals

Country Life website has featured Henley Literary Festival in its list of “Britain’s Best Literary Festivals”. The article named Henley Literary Festival as among the best festivals to visit this year, and drew attention to speakers who will be...

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Brian Blessed and Vince Cable join Henley Literary line-up

Actors Brian Blessed, Virgina McKenna and Glynis Barber will appear alongside politicians including Vince Cable at this autumn’s Henley Literary Festival. Tickets for the event, running from Monday, September 28 to Sunday, October 4, will go on sale later this month....

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What’s On: Henley Literary Festival line-up

The Henley Literary Festival will be returning for its ninth year with more than 170 talks, Q&As, performances and workshops. From events on cookery and current affairs to show business and sport, to guest speakers including Ranulph Fiennes and bestsellers like...

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Daily Mail Festival Preview

The Henley Literary Festival has become one of the most exciting literary events in the country and this year’s line-up boasts some of the biggest names from film, TV, politics, religion and, of course, fiction. Speakers at the festival, which runs from September 28...

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Literary Festival tickets now on general sale

Latest additions to the line-up include Max Mosley in conversation with Anne Robinson, Prue Leith, a look back at the coalition with Norman Baker, Ann Treneman and Polly Toynbee, Ralph Steadman, a special Downton event at Fawley Court. Also on the bill is David Nobbs,...

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Bond and Beyond Quiz Night Raises £5,000 for Sue Ryder

A charity quiz night raised £5,000 for Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice. The Bond and Beyond quiz took place in the grounds of Sue Ryder Nettlebed on Friday (June 12) evening. After the original capacity of 80 places sold out in less than an hour a larger marquee was...

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The Glass Closet: What happened next

EXCLUSIVE: Lord John Browne shares an extract from his foreword to the paperback edition of The Glass Closet On 1 October 2014, I spoke about The Glass Closet at the Henley Literary Festival in Henley-on-Thames, an affluent town known primarily for its annual rowing...

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Line-up announced for Children’s Literary Festival

THERE will be 50 performances and workshops at this year’s Henley Children’s Literary Festival. The line-up includes Charlie and Lola creator Lauren Child, Hugless Douglas author-illustrator David Melling and former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo in a special...

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Festival fever!

As Summer bows out, the Henley Literary Festival (in association with the Daily Mail) springs into life. The hottest ticket is likely to be Jane Hawking, who will open up about how her autobiography was adapted into Oscar-winning film The Theory Of Everything. The...

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