We are already making plans for this year's Festival and have events booked with Alison Weir, Max Hastings, Matt Haig, Henry Hemming and Tiffany Francis.

We are pleased to announce children's illustrators David RobertsYuval Zommer and CBeebies Olobob Tops illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson have also confirmed.

Readers' Day will be back for another year and the luxurious Harbour Hotel will be hosting. Author and journalist Fanny Blake will be welcoming bestselling authors Sarah Vaughan, Louise Candlish, Ruth Hogan and debut novelists AJ Pearce and Libby Page.

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