It was the one and only Michael Rosen. It was standing room only in the big tent for this event and from the moment people started filing in and Michael started directing the flow of traffic he was just as warm, funny, brilliant and clever as usual.
Barnes Literature Festival also hosted a Harry Potter show which was a great success. Sadly, J K Rowling herself was too busy to come. The great ideas they come up with at the festival are always amazing. This year stand up comedian Harry Hill came to talk about his children’s book and I got the epic honour of introducing him. People from all over the world came to see him.
A few hours later, the famous Dallas Campbell, who writes about space, gave a talk. Sadly he was late. Judith Kerr was also at the event, but she did not really come far because she lives in Barnes. What are they going to do next year I wonder?