Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Kennington Literary Festival 2010

On Saturday, April 24 we sold books at the first Kennington Literary Festival - organised by the Friends of Kennington Library, and wonderfully supported by the local community. Kennington is, ooh, about 2 miles from Oxford - so you might think that the last thing needed is another literary festival, but compared to the industrial bookselling juggernaut that is the Oxford Literary Festival, this couldn't have been more different, and the better for it. A great speaker list, based around a wonderful community library. Speakers included The Joshua Files' author MG Harris...

...who was interviewed by BBC Oxford's Bill Heine...

...and Helen Rappaport was there talking about her latest book Beautiful Forever, the life of 'Madam Rachel' a notorious Victorian cosmetic fraudster... ...and whilst the adults watched the authors, there was plenty for the kids to do... All in all, a wonderful day, and we were very proud to be invited. It all bodes well for 2011...

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry I wasn't around that weekend.

    There is definitely room in the market for the cottage-industry book festivals too!

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