…says The Independent. No pressure then.

But they do not lie, and I am talking on Sunday 12th October at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival. It’s first year at Blenheim Palace and the first year of The Independent’s sponsorship:

[Over the weekend] leading figures from the political and cultural world will explore themes ranging from Shakespeare’s plays and Jane Austen’s letters to the Iraq war.

My Shakespeare on Toast talk is at 2.30pm, The Marlborough Room, Blenheim Palace. For those of you nearby, there will be tea and a log fire too…

See here for a link to the festival, and here for The Independent’s review of Toast