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Following the sell-out success of last year’s first Chiswick Book Festival, the second Chiswick Book Festival will take place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th September 2010.

With last year’s Festival hosting literary luminaries such as Lady Antonia Fraser, Anthony Horowitz, Lynn Barber and Jacqueline Wilson, the 2010 line-up looks set to be equally impressive.

Top names already confirmed including Terry Pratchett, Andrew Motion, Val McDermid, Adele Parks, Sadie Jones, Prue Leith, Michael Wood, Robert McCrum, Allison Pearson and Claire Tomalin.

Once again, the Chiswick Book Festival will be based in the heart of Chiswick, at St Michael & All Angels Church & Parish Hall, with events also taking place at the popular Tabard Theatre and other local venues.

‘We were delighted by the response to the first Chiswick Book Festival last year, and 2010’s event looks just as exciting,’ says Torin Douglas, the Festival Director.

‘Chiswick is home to numerous authors and publishers and has a strong literary heritage. It's great that it is now re-establishing itself as a place where people who love books can celebrate the best in literature - while helping support reading and literacy.’

Festival events will include something for everyone, from a morning of children’s events to a crime fiction tea and women’s fiction authors. Local authors will be celebrated and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to buy signed copies of the latest books and meet the authors.

The Chiswick Book Festival is a non-profit-making, community event. The 2009 Festival raised over £6,195 for the three chosen charities, all of which support reading, literacy and the arts.

This year’s Festival charities will be announced in due course and the Festival continues to be supported by Chiswick Library, Hounslow and Ealing Councils, local businesses and local bookshops, including Waterstone’s.

The Festival opens on Friday 17th September with a special children’s event with acclaimed author Terry Pratchett. This will be followed by Festival Drinks and an evening talk with celebrated historian and broadcaster Michael Wood.

July 20, 2010