Cuckfield Book Festival 2022

Events and Authors 2022

Browse information about all our Events and Authors including insights into the books they will be discussing at BookFest. Tickets will be available to purchase from 4th September (Friends of Cuckfield BookFest will have access from 1st September).

Thursday 6th October

Bookfest Quiz Masters

Literary Quiz

The Hayloft, The Talbot, High Street, Cuckfield 7.30pm for 8pm This year the quiz is back upstairs...

Friday 7th October

Supper at Ockenden Manor

With Special Guest Steve Richards...

Saturday 8th October

Morning

Sussex Literacy Festivals

Robert Lacey 11.30 – 12.30pm

Battle of the Brothers: William and Harry and the inside story of a Family in Tumult with Andrew Lownie. Raised to be the closest of brothers, the...

 Afternoon

Cuckfield Book Festival 2022

Vanessa Berridge 1pm – 2pm

Borde Hill Garden A Plant Hunter’s Paradise with Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke. Renowned for its magnificent collections of trees and flowering...
Book Festivals UK

Lisa Jewell and Will Brooker 2.30-3.30pm

The Family Remains and The Truth about Lisa Jewell. Lisa Jewell’s first novel Ralph’s Party was the best-selling debut novel of 1999.  Since then...

Evening

Sussex Book Festivals

David Hendy 5.30pm – 6.30pm

The BBC – a People’s History with Julian Worricker. In The BBC, professor and historian David...
Sussex Book Festivals

Simon Williams and Lucy Fleming 7pm – 8.15pm

Posting Letters to the Moon. When Celia Johnson’s husband Peter Fleming was away during the war,...

Sunday 9th October

Morning

Sussex Book Festivals

Gavin Mortimer 11.30 – 12.30pm

The Phoney Major The Life, Times and Truth about the Founder of the SAS with Alan Judd....

 Afternoon

Raymond Antrobus 1pm – 2pm

All the Names Given with Vicky Macleroy. Raymond Antrobus’s much anticipated second collection of...
Cuckfield Book Festival

Dame Eileen Atkins 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Will She Do? with Richard Digby Day. This is the story of a girl from a council estate in...
Julia Boyd Cuckfield BookFest

Julia Boyd & Angela Findlay 4pm-5pm

A Village in the Third Reich; In My Grandfather’s Shadow with Nigel Jones. Drawing on archive...

Evening

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Clive Tyldsley 5.30 – 6.30pm

‘Not for me, Clive’ Stories from the Voice of Football with Gavin Mortimer. Football changes...