Michael Heseltine and more return for the 10th Henley Literary Festival

Some of the UK’s most respected writers will be joined by top speakers from comedy, cookery, politics, music and more with over 150 events for adults and children at the 10th annual Henley Literary Festival this autumn. Michael Heseltine, Nadiya Hussain, David Essex, Sara Pascoe and Jeremy Paxman are among the names joining bestselling novelists Robert Harris, Val McDermid, Sebastian Faulks, Fay Weldon and Victoria Hislop at the Henley ... read more

Announcing the 2nd Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition

After the resounding success of last year’s inaugural competition in partnership with Dragonfly Tea, we're delighted to announce the opening of the 2016 Dragonfly Tea Short Story Competition to uncover some of the best unknown writing talent our country has to offer. 
A celebration of the intriguing and magical world of tea, this year’s theme for adult writers will be ‘Discovery’ – from grand voyages to everyday encounters, from ... read more

‘I won’t be online dating’: Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell reveals why she’s loving the single life

At 56, the bestselling author of Sex and the City is, whisper it, happily single. She reveals here that most women have no clue what men are thinking, why life improves in your 50s and why she doesn’t need Mr Big on speed dial. We are all limited by our own branding. Even at a young age, we get the idea that we can’t be the smart one and the pretty one. We grow up and we are Single Girl, Career Woman, Wife, Mother. Then we reach middle age ... read more

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 October 4 at 3pm. Head over to Dragonflytea.com to see who has made the ... read more

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 #lifeinbooks. You can join us on Saturday 3rd October to discover The Wit & Wisdom of Downton Abbey, the latest in Jessica's fascinating series. As official Downton ... read more