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Festival Office

12 Aston St,



Thame Players


The Book House is a unique experience.

In our digital world, the feel of a ‘real book’ is wonderful experience and there are few pleasures like browsing in an independent book shop.


93 High St


Tel 01844 213032

Notley Tythe Barn

What a weekend…. Thank you for supporting the Fifth Annual TAL FESTIVAL.

Short Story Winner 2014

Halina Pytlasinska

Read her winning entry here

The Fifth Annual TAL Festival

A huge thank you to everyone who spoke, sung, volunteered, sponsored, advertised, and supported the Festival this year

Almost 3,000 visitors attended some 30 events across the Festival Weekend. The sun shone, the authors sparkled and we found ourselves broadcasting to the nation via Radio 4.

Highlights from

Festival 4, 2013

2013 short story winner

Next Year’s Dates

16th -18th October 2015