All the Fun of the Fair…with Books!

Sunshine, sports (of the athletic and not so athletic kind – think sack races ), live music and mutts – and plenty of other attractions, including free food and drink – in Clapham Old Town on Saturday 31st August!  Come along to the newly landscaped The Polygon, in SW4.


Clapham Book Festival’s stall will, yet again this year, be selling off pristine, donated, copies of recently published fiction and non-fiction at knock down prices.  You won’t find value like this anywhere else in London.  All to raise money for the Festival. This year’s edition takes place on 5th October at Omnibus Theatre ( just over the road from the Polygon ) and tickets are on sale NOW.

The 2019 Festival Programme includes writing on history and historical fiction with Professor Kate Williams, most recently seen speaking about royal publications on This Morning and at the Latitude Festival; biography, of the multi-talented John Buchan, by his grand-daughter, Ursula Buchan; a lyrical memoire which spans the twentieth century by 2019 Ondaatje Prize winner Aida Edemariam, speaking with Booker short-listed novelist Michele Roberts and a reading from a recently published novel by its author ( our mystery guest – a household name – watch this space ). In the evening Frank Gardner, BBC Security Correspondent and war zone veteran talks with fellow thriller writer Simon Berthon about espionage, war reporting and how his knowledge and experience feeds into his writing.

Sign up for our mailing list on the day and get more information, or just come along and chat about the Programme, about books in general and writing and stock up with some excellent books.

It’s all happening on Saturday 31st August from midday at The Polygon, Clapham SW4. Come and join us and have some fun…..WITH BOOKS!

For articles about the Festival and about Clapham Old Town Fairs past try         Clapham Book Festival 2018                   Clapham Book Festival 2017           It’s So Clapham                       He Shouldn’t Have Parked There                   Common Books              The Battle of the Crows and….


About Julie Anderson

J J Anderson is a south London writer.
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