New for 2019…

  • Pooky Lifestyle Gallery – the ultimate bazaar full of Pooky’s pals
  • Perfect Meet & Greet area at the entrance provided by LPM
    Bohemia including Jericho Coffee Traders
  • Improved accessibility with hard flooring throughout the event space
  • Instagram Competitions– follow @CotswoldFair so you don’t miss out
  • Zero to Landfill
  • Incentives for car sharing

Book Signings

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres is a national treasure, beloved by audiences and readers alike since her first appearance on our televisions in 1975. This new collection, her first since her 2013 Sunday Times bestseller You Made Me Late Again!, shows Ayres at her absolute best, mixing her warm observational wit with a rich reflective tone. Up in the Attic is by turns side-splittingly funny, at others reflective and profound. From the dubious joy of being an exhausted, panic-stricken hostess in ‘The Dinner Party’ or feelings of unease about pub tableware in ‘Don’t Put My Dinner on the Slate!’, to a poignant reflection of war in ‘Down the Line’ and the bitter-sweet nostalgia of ‘Up in the Attic’, this new collection has the same magic that has enchanted her dedicated fans for more than four decades. With its adept blend of the everyday and the universal, and Ayres’ characteristic sharp, perceptive verse, Up in the Attic is an essential addition to Pam Ayres’ collection of work.

Pam Ayres has been a writer, broadcaster, and entertainer for over 40 years. She is the author of several best-selling poetry books, including The Works, Surgically Enhanced, You Made Me Late Again!, and The Last Hedgehog. Pam’s autobiography, The Necessary Aptitude, was a best seller when it was published in 2011. On radio she is a regular on Just A Minute, has made six series of her own Ayres On The Air, and has appeared twice on the legendary Desert Island Discs. Pam performs her sell-out solo stage show throughout the UK, and lives in the Cotswolds, where she is an enthusiastic gardener for wildlife.

Tuesday 12th November at 11am

Isabel Bannerman

Isabel Bannerman was born in Paddington in 1962, the youngest of five children. She began gardening when, as a university student, she met Julian Bannerman, owner of Bannerman’s Bar in Edinburgh. Together they moved to a derelict baroque mansion in Wiltshire and camped whilst restoring the house and starting to design gardens and garden buildings for a living. With a lot of luck and hard work they established a practice, winning Gold Medals at Chelsea and working for HRH The Prince of Wales and clients from the worlds of fashion and film. Isabel has taken photographs since she was at school and began making her particular style of botanical scans in 2003. She has had four solo shows of her work, which is in the collections of Jasper Conran and Richard E Grant. She wrote and photographed Landscape of Dreams (Pimpernel Press, 2016), describing fourteen gardens created by the Bannermans and their way of working together.

Widespread praise for Landscape of Dreams, included: ‘A beautifully illustrated and endearing part- biography, part-overview of the thinking behind their work . . .’ The Sunday Times Garden Book of the Year

‘An absolutely magical book. Such brilliant writing, vivid, engaged . . . a most potent record of true brilliance.’ Anna Pavord

‘I just gorged myself on this magnificent book. Utterly transporting. The first garden book I could not put down.’ Dominic West

For further information, or to speak to Isabel Bannerman, please contact: Emma O’Bryen, Publicity, emma@obryen.co.uk, 07505 659641

Monday 11th November

Imogen Edward-Jones

Imogen Edwards-Jones is an award-winning journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She is the author of the bestselling Babylon series of industry exposés, which sold over a million copies worldwide. The first book in the series was adapted into Hotel Babylon, the returning prime time BBC1 TV series. She is the editorial consultant on Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia. An honorary Cossack, she read Russian at Bristol University and has traveled extensively in the old Soviet Union, leading her to write the travel book, The Taming of Eagles: Exploring New Russia. She lives in London.

Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th November

Jani Tully Chaplin

The Manor House Stories are a series of 12 children’s books with over 500 exquisite illustrations.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – All Day

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte grew up in Gloucestershire and studied English at Newnham College, Cambridge. She worked in journalism and PR in London for 25 years before escaping to the countryside, where she now lives in Oxfordshire, with her husband, teenage twins as well as chickens, dogs, lizards, horses and ferrets. She wrote her first novel ‘Girls Like Us’ in 2012, a comedy based very much on her own experience of twenty something PR girls behaving badly in London. Her second novel ‘Forgiving Bernadette’ was published earlier this year. A comedy about friendship, forgiveness and getting a second chance at life.

Wednesday 13th November – All day

Fiona Walker

Fiona Walker is the author nineteen novels in a career spanning over two decades. Plucked out of the slush pile at twenty-three with her first novel, French Relations, Fiona’s unique brand of sharp- eyed romantic comedy and never-want-to-leave setting was an immediate hit, and her books have gone on to sell millions of copies worldwide. The naughty big sister of chick lit, dubbed ‘the Jilly Cooper of the Cosmo generation’, she’s grown up alongside her readers from nineties London party-animal to dog-walking country mum, and her knack for story-telling remains as compelling as ever.

Her most recent novel, Country Lover, is set in the Compton villages in the fictional Bardswolds where secrets, scandals, giggles and gossip abound, at least some of it on horseback.

Fiona lives in deepest Shakespeare Country with her partner Sam, a dressage coach, their two daughters and a menagerie of horses, dogs and other animals.

Nicholas Coleridge

Monday 11th November

Workshops / Demonstrations 2019

EventDayTimeDescription 
AGA Cookery demonstration with tastingsMonday 11th6.00pm-8.00pmPresented by Marcia Poole, 15 minute introductory demonstrations every hour with canapés and nibbles being served from AGA’s new flexible cookers that can be switched off. http://www.agaliving.com/BOOK NOW
Cocktail demonstrationMonday 11th6.30pm-9.00pm Cocktail demonstration by Dodo Pubs. https://dodopubs.com/BOOK NOW
AGA Cookery demonstration with tastingsTuesday 12th10.00amMarcia Poole taster demonstrations showcase why AGA cooking is so fantastic and learn some brilliant hints and tips for getting the best out of your AGA. http://www.agaliving.com/BOOK NOW
Daylesford Cookery School The perfect Venison carpaccioTuesday 12th11.00amA demonstration using organic, sustainable red deer loin to show you some techniques and tips for creating a show stopping festive starter and how to make your food stand out https://www.daylesford.com/BOOK NOW
Demonstration and tasting by Le Gruyere.Tuesday 12th12.00pmLe Gruyere AOP is a Swiss cheese made in the French speaking western cantons of Switzerland in 170 small family run village dairies. It is made from raw milk direct from cows fed on natural fodder without the addition of any preserving agents (grass in summer, hay in winter). The use of additives during the manufacturing and maturation process is prohibited. All Gruyere AOP is naturally Lactose free. https://gruyere.com/en/BOOK NOW
AGA Cookery demonstration with tastingsTuesday 12th1.00pmPresented by Marcia Poole http://www.agaliving.com/BOOK NOW
Childhood nutrition and cooking demo with Little Cooks CoTuesday 12th2.00pmHelen Burgess, founder of Little Cooks Co, will be talking about the basics of childhood nutrition and demonstrating how simple it is to pack nutrition into every child's diet, offering simple swaps and easy tips to help busy parents https://www.littlecooksco.co.uk/BOOK NOW
Simple canapés with Gluts and GluttonyTuesday 12th3.00pmKathy Slack, supper club host, cookery teacher and writer of food blog http://glutsandgluttony.com/, will be using the best of the seasons harvest to make a selection of simple canapés for the festive season. She'll bring her home grown veg and whip up a few pre-dinner nibbles that will delight your guests and won't get you in a tizz. http://glutsandgluttony.com/BOOK NOW
Christmas WreathmakingTuesday 12th4.00pmJosephine Rossi will demonstrate how to make a stunning Christmas wreath in easy steps. www.josephinerossi.comBOOK NOW
AGA Cookery demonstration with tastingsWednesday 13th10.00amPresented by Marcia Poole http://www.agaliving.com/BOOK NOW
Artisanal Soap MakingWednesday 13th11.00amUsing the traditional cold process method, Leslie Astor of Fifield Road Apothecary demonstrates how to make a luxury bar of natural, heavenly scented soap using plant based ingredients and botanical additives. https://www.fifieldroadapothecary.com/BOOK NOW
The Lygon Arms Head Chef, Ales Maurer and sous chef Hadyn RyderWednesday 13th12.00pmSpiced duck breast, organic slaw, sesame, peanuts and coriander. Pan fried turbot, artichoke, runner beans and smoked bacon. Pear and almond Bakewell tart, clotted cream ice cream.    https://www.lygonarmshotel.co.uk/BOOK NOW
AGA Cookery demonstration with tastingsWednesday 13th1.00pmPresented by Marcia Poole http://www.agaliving.com/BOOK NOW
Demonstration and tasting by Le GruyereWednesday 13th2.00pmLe Gruyere AOP is a Swiss cheese made in the French speaking western cantons of Switzerland in 170 small family run village dairies. It is made from raw milk direct from cows fed on natural fodder without the addition of any preserving agents (grass in summer, hay in winter). The use of additives during the manufacturing and maturation
process is prohibited. All Gruyere AOP is naturally Lactose free. https://gruyere.com/en/
BOOK NOW
Demonstration by Andrew Birch of Ellenborough ParkWednesday 13th3.00pmhttps://www.ellenboroughpark.com/BOOK NOW

Places are strictly limited so please book early for your free seat

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Homeware

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Pets

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Toys

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Foodie Treats

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Accessories

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Menswear

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Beauty

New for 2019…

  • Pooky Lifestyle Gallery – the ultimate bazaar full of Pooky’s pals
  • Perfect Meet & Greet area at the entrance provided by LPM
    Bohemia including Jericho Coffee Traders
  • Improved accessibility with hard flooring throughout the event space
  • Instagram Competitions– follow @CotswoldFair so you don’t miss out
  • Zero to Landfill
  • Incentives for car sharing