Last weekend Trotters was delighted to support the Chiswick Book Festival once again. Chiswick has a fine literary history, featuring in the novels of William Thackeray and G.K. Chesterton, and in the poetry of W.B. Yeats and Sir John Betjamin. Now in it’s fourth year, the festival is getting bigger and better, and boasted an all star cast of speakers and authors, including Claire Balding and Michael Palin!

The biggest celebrity was kept under wraps until Saturday morning though, as Dunwoody himself made a guest appearance at the children’s festival. He learned some recipes from Eva Katzler’s Florentine and Pig Have a Very Lovely Picnic, and loved hearing stories about magical grannies in Whizz, Pop, Granny, Stop! by Tracey Corderoy. As well as cooking and story-telling, there was plenty of arts and crafts and everybody had lots of fun making as much mess as possible.

Dunwoody made loads of friends at the festival and got everybody to put their names in a box for a chance to win some books from Trotters. The lucky were winners were picked by the vicar of St. Michael & All Angels, who very kindly let the festival use his church again – congratulations to Jonathan, Beatrice and Sabrina!

Here are Tracey and Dunwoody strutting their literary stuff up Turnham Green Terrace to the church. Big thanks to Tracey, Victoria and all the girls at Trotters Turnham Green for helping out!