With one hundred and seventy talks, performances and workshops, festival goers will be in for a treat.
The literary extravaganza is due to take place at venues across the picturesque riverside town from September 28 to October 4 and tickets are expected to sell out fast.
Fiction events range from Before I Go To Sleep author SJ Watson, Deborah Moggach and Sex & The City creator Candace Bushnell to newer talents including Sunny Singh, Renee Knight, Gill Hornby and Vaseem Khan. History will loom large as ever, including Stephen Church on Magna Carta, Peter Snow on Waterloo and Bonnie Greer on Rosa Parks. Food-writers Ella Woodward and Celebrity Masterchef winner Lisa Faulkner will all be appearing at the festival, as will music stars Tracey Thorn and Dean Friedman.
Panel events will discuss a variety of issues such as diversity in publishing, interfaith relationships and the coalition government.
Politicians past and present are also to descend on the Oxfordshire beauty spot, alongside sports figures, journalists, television personalities and comedians.
31 July 2015, Get Bucks (Buckinghamshire Examiner)