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Cuckfield Book Festival 3rd – 6th October 2019
Programme details will be available soon

Bookfest 2019

Now that February is almost here, the organisers of Cuckfield Book Festival are emerging from hibernation and beginning to plan the third Cuckfest – it’s difficult to believe that it is nearly three years since the idea first came to us.

We were thrilled at the response we got from Cuckfest 2018 and particularly gratified to receive so many enthusiastic comments from the authors who came.  Here’s a selection:

Thank you for inviting me to Cuckfield Book Festival — it was a really wonderful event, and I enjoyed my reading and the panel discussion very much! I hope the rest of the festival went as well as the Saturday morning, and I have no doubt that it did because everything was so well organised.
David Hutter

I’m so glad that I came and I think you did a terrific job with organising everything. I know how hard it is to organise such things having done it myself.  Thank you for all your huge efforts and for all your kindness and warmth.
Sally Bayley

Just wanted to thank you both for yesterday. I really enjoyed speaking at Cuckfest – what a great festival! Such a good programme, a super venue and a participative, interested audience. 
Sarah Sykes

Again, many congratulations on an excellent event.  Everything seemed to go very well, at least as far as your participants could see, and the audiences were gratifyingly engaged and responsive. 
Alan Judd

Thank you for inviting us to such a lovely festival.
Robyn Young

Just a line to thank you so much for yesterday. Quite the nicest book festival I’ve ever taken part in. The audience was particularly warm and asked such good questions.
Julia Boyd

Congratulations on another fantastic festival! I hope you are all very proud of what you’ve achieved this year, everything ran very smoothly and all attendees I spoke to seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves.

I thought there was a lovely atmosphere both at the festival & in the village.
John Onions

Thank you for a wonderful festival. Your volunteers made sure we were well looked after and fed (which rarely happens!), and the audience was lovely. 
Anna Mazzola

It was an absolute pleasure. It really was.
Leo Benedictus

… really lovely festival. There was a great atmosphere everywhere and I much enjoyed doing the three events you selected for me.
Sue Cook

Great audience, lots of laughter, and… that chocolate cake. Wow.
Thank you and everyone at Cuckfield for a smashing festival!
Richard Mason

Thanks so much for having me. It was great fun. I think you have a
talent for making authors feel welcome and at home. I really hope
I get to come again.
Michael Odell

At this stage, we’re simply announcing the dates – October 3rd until October 6th so please make a note.  We’re busy looking for authors to come this year and visiting other literary festivals for ideas. We do hope you will come again (or perhaps visit for the first time) in October.

Waterstones, Haywards Heath are the Cuckfield Bookfest booksellers.