We are pleased to announce two summer events with top children's illustrators David Roberts and Yuval Zommer.

The ever popular Readers' Day and Literary Lunch are back for another year with the luxurious Harbour Hotel playing host to both events.

Readers' Day will be hosted for the second year by author and journalist Fanny Blake. Who will be welcoming bestselling authors Joanna TrollopeSarah Vaughan, Louise Candlish, Ruth Hogan, Kit de Waal and debut novelists AJ Pearce and Libby Page.

Enjoy a two-course Literary Lunch in the entertaining company of renowned journalist and broadcaster, Jenni Murray, and TV host and businessman, Nick Hewer.

Book early for these events to avoid disappointment as they always sell out.

If you are keen to sponsor or advertise at the Festival next year why not check out our Sponsors Page

Alex Andrews & Jane Beaton, Co-Festival Directors

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