Autumn is my favourite time of year, more predictable than summer. Perhaps lower expectations causes more excitement when the opportunity to picnic or for a woodland walk presents itself. Latterly, it is has also become associated with literary festivals, the best of which can be found on www.literaryfestivals.co.uk
For my money, I will visiting the Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival to see Howard Jacobson and to Henley to hear Fay Weldon. Guildford Book Festival is unique in that it runs its own first novel award.