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Festival Office

12 Aston St,



Thame Players


Notley Tythe Barn

Thank you for supporting the

Fifth Annual TAL FESTIVAL.  

Here are just some of the highlights

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

Become a Commercial Partner of TAL Festival.

TAL works with all our commercial partners to keep the Festival accessible and affordable.

Click here to find out how we can work together

Short Story Competition

Sponsored by The Book House

It’s time to find your inner Tolkien, or perhaps Pullman, or even Jane Austen, in our annual short story competition run in conjunction with The Book House.

The winning writer will win £100 book tokens.

The subject for this year is “Regret

The challenge is to create a compelling and well crafted story in 2,000 words.  

2013 short story winner

Jo Tiddy

2014 Short Story Winner

Halina Pytlasinska

Click here to find out how to submit your story and win £100 of Book Tokens

Planning is well underway for the 6th Annual TAL Festival

Keep an eye on the web site for details as we confirm visitors for October.

In the meantime, enter the 3rd Book House Short Story Competition