Book­fest joy as Dame Judi guests

Ayrshire Post - - Bob Shields -

Dame Judi Dench and a gal­axy of stars are head­ing for this year’s Boswell Book Fes­ti­val.

The eighth an­nual fes­ti­val will take place over three days at Dum­fries House.

Dame Judi opens it on Fri­day May 4 and will give a book sign­ing on the Satur­day.

Best sell­ing au­thor An­thony Horowitz, Sally Mag­nus­son, Matthew Par­ris, Alexan­der McCall Smithy, Fleet Street car­toon­ist Michael Heath will join WW2 Vet­er­ans of the Arc­tic Con­voys and ten­nis mum Judy Mur­ray.

The Chil­dren’s Fes­ti­val will be held at the En­gi­neer­ing Cen­tre at Dum­fries House to make the week­end more fam­ily- friendly.

Fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Car­o­line Knox said: “This is our big­gest most am­bi­tious, and starstud­ded pro­gramme in the eight years of the Fes­ti­val.

“It is brim­ming with life sto­ries that span a Dame, a Yogi, a Car­di­nal and a Rap­per, a mix which would have de­lighted Auchin­leck’s James

Boswell, the in­ven­tor of mod­ern bi­og­ra­phy.”

Main au­thor talks are just £ 9, see next week’s Ayr­shire Post for the full de­tails.

An­other chap­ter Dame Judi Dench is a guest at Boswell Book Fes­ti­val

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