First page turned at Books by Beach
Books by the Beach – Scarborough’s annual literature festival – is under way. Writer, broadcaster and former stand-up comedian Natalie Haynes was the first guest yesterday.
She talked about her book The Children of Jocasta. The festival runs until Sunday and director Heather French said there is something to suit all tastes. “There is crime, food, wine and royal romance,” she said.
“I am particularly pleased to welcome Lionel Shriver, who I have been trying to get to the festival for years.” Award-winning Lionel Shriver will talk about her new collection of short stories at Scarborough Library Concert Room on Saturday. Tomorrow gets under way with an Amnesty International event at the library. More details – page 44.