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Dermot O’Leary to talk at Henley Literary Festival

From September 28 to November 24

Henley Literary Festival and Pop-Ups


Some X Factor stardust is coming to the literary festival – it's just been announced that Dermot O’Leary, much loved broadcaster from the talent show and also BBC Radio 2 will visit Henley on Sunday, November 24 to talk about his book Toto the Ninja Cat and the Superstar Catastrophe.

It’s the third he has written for animal-loving children and is based on a real cat – and his brother Silver – who were rescued by Dermot and his wife.

Well known artist Nick East who illustrates Dermot’s tales will be coming along so that children can learn to draw the incredible Toto.

Festival organiser Harriet Reed-Ryan said: “We are thrilled that Dermot is coming back to Henley. He is a real star and we are delighted he has found the time to come back and join us again.”

This comes as the festival announce record sales.

In just five weeks more than 15,000 tickets have been sold for the nine days at the end of September.

Events during the main festival include Kate Atkinson, Mary Berry, Alastair Cook, Theresa May, Michael Rosen in a line-up of 170 events.

The Dermot O’Leary and Nick East event is at noon on Sunday, November 24 at Phyllis Court.

Another pop-up visitor to Henley will be Nadiya Hussain who is coming on Saturday, October 12.

To book visit or call 01494 575948.

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