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Oxfam’s Bookfest now on


British booklovers are in for a treat during July thanks a unique festival being staged by Oxfam. Bookfest began at the weekend and continues until 18 July. Some of the biggest names in British literature are taking part and we urge everyone to support these events.

Louis de Bernieres, Vikram Seth, Anne Fine, Kate Atkinson, Mark Haddon, Carol Ann Duffy, Marina Lewycka, Howard Jacobson, Deborah Kay Davies, Terry Waite, Ruth Padel, Andrew Davies, Joanna Trollope and dozens of other writers are turning out to support Oxfam.

There are author readings, poetry competitions, special in-store sales, discussions, children’s events, quizzes, auctions and even ghost walks in venues stretching from local Oxfam bookshops to the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

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