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Have you got your ticket for THE event of the autumn?

Tickets for our Muddy Book Club Live at Henley Literary Festival next month are selling like hotcakes. Be there or be square!

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Back to work/ school/ reality after the summer and finding your autumn social diary somewhat lacking? The good news is we have an unmissable event  and we think you should buy tickets RIGHT NOW because the The Muddy Book Club Live is BACK, baby, at Henley Literary Festival! On Sat 5 Oct, 8.30pm at Phyllis Court, to be precise.

We’ve shifted a crazy amount of tickets over the summer (were you lot buying them from your sunloungers?!) so if you’d like to come, don’t delay. Head here to nab yours – and grab some for your book club squad, mums, girlfriends (or indeed boyfriends) while you’re at it.

Not been before? Basically, it’s a one-hour soirée with Muddy founder Hero Brown and Muddy’s books editor Kerry Potter chatting to three top female writers about their work, their lives and the burning issues of the day (except Brexit – that’s banned). We love it when the audience gets involved – you can ask questions and chip in with your thoughts along the way. Think friendly, lively conversation rather than starchy high-brow lecture.

Muddy Book Club Live: a bastion of earnest, high-brow pontification. And definitely no clowning around.

There’s a bar (obvs) and a pop-up bookshop so you can buy the authors’ tomes and get them signed. (They’ll even do a selfie if you ask nicely!) And the Muddy crew get stuck into the drinkies afterwards and love to chat too, so stick around and say hi! One question we’re often asked: do I have to read all the writers’ books beforehand? No, no, noppety no! There’s absolutely no need – you’ll enjoy it massively whether you do your homework or not.

We’re very proud of our line-up this year. Would you like to meet our authors?


Lisa Faulkner


After winning Celebrity Masterchef in 2010, actor Lisa reinvented herself as a cookery author. Her book Meant To Be, however, is something very different. This intimate memoir explores different paths to motherhood. Lisa lives in London with her daughter and fiancé, Masterchef’s John Torode – imagine having to invite this culinary couple to your dinner party (the pressure!)


Lotte Jeffs

In a world increasingly defined by aggression and rudeness, How To Be A Gentlewoman urges us to champion kindness and thoughtfulness. Amen to that. Part practical guide, part memoir, it’s the first book from Lotte, an award-winning ex ELLE mag staffer turned ad agency creative director. You may have seen the bumper 6 page interview with her in The Times Magazine on Saturday – Lotte is hot property!


Ella Dove


A journalist for RedGood Housekeeping and Prima, 28-year-old Ella suffered a devastating accident in 2016 while out running, which left her an amputee. Her debut novel, Five Steps To Happy, is based on her that experience. Children’s author Jacqueline Wilson describes it as “a triumphant, inspirational story to make you cry – and then cheer”. She ain’t kidding.


Muddy Book Club Live, On Sat 5 Oct, 8.30pm. Henley Literary Festival

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