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The best literary festivals happening around the UK this summer and autumn

What could be more of a summer fantasy than a literary festival?

The perfect combination of stimulating talks, bright sunshine and a tasty glass of wine, some might say they’re more fun than a music festival. After all, there’s no mud and (hopefully) no one peeing in your tent.

Britain, luckily, is blessed with a wealth of literary festivals, and here we’ve rounded up some of our favourites coming up in the next few months. There’s something for every type of reader, from the bestselling Hay Festival to Harrogate’s Festival of Crime Writing, and a mix of literature and music at Latitude Festival. 

Simply scroll down to find your perfect match.


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