Books festival of the week: The Independent Bath Literature Festival, various venues


The Bath festival, sponsored by The Independent, continues today, with more than 150 talks, debates and readings still to come over the next nine days.

The main sections include explorations of the state of Europe immediately before the First World War, and examinations of injustice in its many guises.

Among the highlights are novelists Hilary Mantel, JK Rowling, PD James, Rachel Joyce, Pat Barker and Elif Shafak, while on the non-fiction roster are Harriet Walter, Darcey Bussell, Clive Stafford Smith, Jane Dunn, Paula Byrne, Polly Toynbee, Owen Jones, John Gray and Christopher Clark.

(01225 463362; to 10 March