Book It!

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Literary
Location of Festival Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Cheltenham Festivals
109 Bath Road


 GL53 7LS
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 01242 774 400
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Festival Description

The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is a feast of debate, discussion and entertainment for all the family. The Festival will welcome over 600 writers, poets and children’s authors.

Book It! is the festival within a festival for families and young readers at The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival. There are chances to meet Peppa Pig, Fireman Sam and Peter Rabbit; enjoy readings from popular authors, master storytellers, and discover the people behind the pictures with illustrators.

Festival Dates October 5 - 14, 2012
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Programming highlights 2012:
  • Readings from popular authors and storytellers and illustrators…
    • Charlie Higson (The Sacrifice and Young Bond series)
    • Anthony Horowitz (Groosham Grange and Granny)
    • Judith Kerr (The Tiger who Came to Tea)
    • Terry Pratchett (master storyteller)
    • Axel Scheffler (Gruffalo illustrator)
    • Polly Dunbar (creator of Tilly and Friends)
    • Korky Paul (Winnie the Witch artist)
  • Among the very special events this year
    • Joan Aiken’s daughter Lizzie celebrating 50 years since the publication of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
    • Sally Pomme Clayton reading from Brothers Grimm in A Year in the Forest
    • Angie Chase talking about the world she has created in the Septimus Heap novels
  • In addition to these highlights there’s storytelling, drawing, workshops, plenty of free fun, and much much more on offer for children and their families every day of the Festival. For the full line-up visit or call +44 0844 880 8094


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Slideshow photo credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • 2012 Festival Logo
    • Book It! Poster
    • Terry Pratchett
    • Stefan Gates, Chocolate Lolly
    • Anthony Horowitz
    • Harry and the Jagged Daggers
    • Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian
    • Charles Dickens Scens from an Extraordinary Life
    • Judith Kerr
Booking 2012:
  • Tickets are available on +44 0844 880 8094 or online at;_filter_1[value][date]=&date;_filter[value][date]=&tid;[]=65&genre;[]=78
  • Cheltenham Town Hall and Imperial Square (GL50 1QA)
  • Montpellier Gardens (GL50 1UD)
  • And venues throughout Cheltenham


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