In celebration of our 2017 Short Story Competition, we've teamed up with our friends at the Henley Literary Festival to offer you the chance to win tickets to some of this year's events!
We've got two pairs of tickets up for grabs for each of the following talks:
Monday 2nd October, 4:30pm
William Tyndale was known as the most dangerous man in Tudor England. He was burned at the stake for translating the Bible into English, with a legacy still felt today. Melvyn, respected writer, broadcaster and regular Henley guest, tells the dramatic story of his mission to make the Bible, in English rather Latin, available to every man and woman, knowing he could faced a death sentence – and asks what inspired him?
Wednesday 4th October, 12:30pm
This is your chance to get to know authors whose debut novels have alerted publishers and critics alike that a new talent is emerging. Both Guardian writer (and Dragonfly Short Story judge) Paula and Florida-based Nathan’s central characters have meetings that change their lives. In Paula’s acclaimed How To Be Human, for Mary it is a fox in her garden – while in The Nix, named book of the year by Audible and Entertainment Weekly, Samuel meets the mother who deserted the family when he was a child. Come and meet the future.
Wednesday 4th October, 2:30pm
No one was better qualified to step into the Great British Bake Off than Prue. As a cook, restaurateur, food writer and businesswoman she played a key role in the revolution of Britain’s eating habits. Then in 1995, having published twelve cookbooks, she gave up writing about food to concentrate on fiction – and with great success, most recently in her Food of Love series. A real Festival favorite returns to reflect on her wonderful life with her newly republished autobiography, Relish.
Sunday 8th October, 5pm
A puuuurfect event with Dermot O’Leary. Join one of the UK’s best loved broadcasters, X Factor and BBC Radio 2 presenter, Dermot O’Leary to hear all about his first book for children, Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape. It’s a funny animal escapade purrfect for fans of The Secret Life of Pets and 101 Dalmatians and a must-read for all animal-loving kids. Hear all about the real-life Toto, rescued as a kitten along with her brother Silver by Dermot and his wife, Dee. Featuring a reading from Dermot and live illustrations from the book’s illustrator, Nick East, come armed with your paw-esome cat jokes to tell Dermot in the Q&A at the end or in the book signing.
This Competition has now closed.
Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter. No purchase necessary, entry is only available online. Competition closes at 11:59pm Wednesday 20th September 2017, entries received after this time and date will not be entered into the draw. There will be eight winners selected at random. Each winner shall be notified by email. The prize includes two tickets to one of the above events at the Henley Literary Festival 2017. No cash alternative and prize non-transferable and non-refundable. Travel costs are not included in this prize. Only open to residents of the UK. Employees of Tea Times Trading Ltd are excluded from entering this competition.