Author of the acclaimed and controversial His Dark Materials trilogy Philip Pullman will visit volunteers at the Oxfam bookshop in St Giles, Oxford, during Bookfest. Oxfam Bookfest runs across the country from July 4-18th.
Last year a volunteer at the St Giles store spotted an early Graham Greene novel, Rumour at Nightfall, in a box of donated books. The first edition from 1931 was later sold at auction for £15,000 on behalf of Oxfam.
This year famous authors are contributing to Oxtales. Oxtales (Ox-tales) is a series of readings focused around on the four elements. Earth stories talk about land rights and farming, air stories talk about combating climate change, fire about arms control and water represents the drive for essential services for all.
Oxtales will feature Mark Haddon, who wrote The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Joanna Trollope and Jeanette Winterson.
Tickets can be booked from the Oxford Playhouse website.
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Will you be getting involved in either Oxfam or Oxfam Bookfest this year?