GYLES BRANDRETH is among the first speakers to be announced for this year’s Henley Literary Festival.
The former MP, who is a regular on Radio 4 and The One Show, returns for the first time since a sell-out appearance in 2012.
Also on the bill is Caroline Lucas, who will reflect on her time as leader of the Green Party and her experience of being its sole MP.
The ninth annual festival will run from September 28 to October 4 at venues across the town and will feature about 150 talks and interviews with well-known figures from the worlds of literature, sport, politics and entertainment as well as events for children.
Investment management firm Baillie Gifford has agreed to be the headline sponsor for the next three years.
11 February 2015, Henley Standard