Win tickets to Buxton Book Festival as this years line-up includes Ben Fogel, Germaine Greer and Melvyn Bragg

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This month, Buxton Festival presents their third annual Books Weekend. From Friday 18th to Saturday 20th November, there’s a great line-up of authors and personalities with fascinating stories to tell.

There’ll be an evening with TV presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle, talking about his life and career and his love of the classic Land Rover, legendary broadcaster and author Melvyn Bragg presenting his spectacular historical novel, based around the events of the Peasants’ Revolt, former National Trust chairman Simon Jenkins on the beauty and history of England’s cathedrals and columnist Matthew Parris on the witty art of the put-down.

Melvyn Bragg

For those looking for insights into the quirky, popular science comedian Helen Keen (of BBC Radio 4’s It Is Rocket Science) turns a humorous eye on the science of Game of Thrones, or you can enter the world of The Odditorium, an inspiring medley of Antarctic exploration, literary hoaxes, wild avant-garde art, time travel and the world’s largest underground temple, based on the popular podcast of the same name.


Finally, there’s the ever-popular Literary Lunch at the Old Hall Hotel, featuring biographer Matthew Dennison on the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter and critic and author Marina Warner delves into the world of fairy tale.

Also during the week, there’s the prize giving for Buxton Festival’s annual Poetry Competition.

Win tickets! All you need to do is head over to our Facebook page to enter and look out for our give-a-ways.

Tickets for any of the shows at Buxton Book Weekend can be obtained from the Buxton Opera House Box Office on 01298. 72190 or online at