David Mitchell heads list of top writers for last week of Topping & Co autumn book festival
The Topping & Co autumn book festival continues this week with a host of famous and not quite so famous names but all with lots to say at events around the city.
Today there is a visit from multi-award winning travel writer Robert Macfarlane with his book The Old Ways – A Journey on Foot.
Author of best-selling historical fiction Lempriere's Dictionary, Lawrence Norfolk is back to talk about his astounding new novel of 17th century life, love and war tomorrow evening. John Saturnall's Feast is the story of an orphan who becomes the greatest cook of his age.
North Somerset dweller Ben Kane returns with his newest historically inspired novel called Rebellion on Saturday.
Sticking with the historical theme, on Saturday, Topping host a visit by actor and author Ian Kelly, at which he will talk about non-fiction work, Mr Foote's Other Leg.
Controversial British novelist Philip Hensher speaks too. He releases The Missing Ink, which is an entertaining look at the most human of technologies, by a leading novelist.
Rounding up Saturday's proceedings is an appearance from one of Britain's best loved and most well-known poets, Roger McGough.
Fiona Sampson is another great British poet to be involved in the autumn festival. She speaks on Sunday about Beyond the Lyric, where she offers the definitive map of contemporary British poetry.
On Sunday popular novelist Rose Tremain comes to Bath to talk about her new novel, Merivel: A Man of his Time.
Monday's appearance from committed justice campaigner Clive Stafford Smith is sure to be thought-provoking. Injustice is a shocking and moving account of the many wrongful convictions and lives ruined spent on Death Row.
Go and meet sporting hero Sam Warburton on Monday night, as he talks about his autobiography. The rugby legend captained Wales at 22 for the World Cup, losing in the semi-final, but coming back triumphant at the Six nations.
The festival ends on a high note with appearances from two famous faces. American literary legend Richard Ford is at St Michael's Church for lunch on Tuesday while comedian David Mitchell can be seen at the Assembly Rooms in the evening talking about and signing copies of his book Back Story, a collection of reflections on his life and life in general.
Tickets on 01225 428111.