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Fabulous foodie finale to book festival

Where: Various venues around Stroud

When: Wednesday, November 7, to Sunday, November 11

The directors of Stroud Book Festival are delighted to announce events with Prue Leith and Oz Clarke on the afternoon of November 11, providing a fabulous foodie finale to the 2018 Festival.

Restaurateur, chef, businesswoman, novelist, founder of the world-famous Leith's Cookery Schools, and most recently, judge on TV's much-loved Great British Bake-Off, Prue Leith will be in conversation with Stroud Book Festival artistic director Caroline Sanderson about Prue: My All-Time Favourite Recipes, her first cookbook for 25 years.

Then, world-renowned wine expert Oz Clarke will join us for an event set to educate and elevate our taste buds! In conversation with Stroud Book Festival book director, Paul McLaughlin, Oz will discuss his new book, Red & White: An Unquenchable Thirst for Wine, in which he combines autobiography with a guide to the wines he loves best today.

Caroline Sanderson said: "I couldn't be more delighted that the finale to this year's Book Festival will be such a tasteful one! We very much look forward to welcoming both Prue and Oz for a showstopping afternoon no foodie will want to miss."

The five-day festival will be held at venues across Stroud from November 7 until 11.

Other speakers include retail guru Mary Portas who will be in conversation about her new book Work Like a Woman.

Will McCallum, head of oceans at Greenpeace, will be talking about his essential new guide, How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time.

Acclaimed novelist and screenwriter, Patrick Gale will be talking about his resonant new novel, Take Nothing With You about a young boy whose life is transformed when his mother signs him up for cello lessons.

And former Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson will talk about his latest memoir, In My Life about the music which has inspired him, including his lifelong devotion to The Beatles.

For more information on the festival, visit www.stroudbookfestival.org.uk  or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/stroudbookfestival/ 

Tickets are now on sale via the box office at www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk  or telephone 01453 760900.

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