There is a mouth-watering selection of the best of British fiction writers on the menu for this year’s Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival.
The names of Mosse, Scarrow, McCall Smith and McIlvanney are up there with the best.
Simon Scarrow – Departing from his acclaimed Roman novels, Scarrow tells the fascinating tale of the Great Seige of Malta in 1565 in The Sword and the Scimitar. Thursday, June 13, at 7.45pm. Tickets (£10, £8 conc).
Alexander McCall Smith – The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection is the 13th tale from the No1 Ladies Detective Agency author and reveals McCall Smith in great form.Thursday, June 13, at 7.30pm. Tickets (£14, £12conc). Sponsored by Knight Frank.
William McIlvanney – The godfather of so-called ‘Tartan Noir’ crime fiction, McIlvanney has been massively influential and his first visit to the festival should be a cracker.Saturday, June 15, at 9.15pm. Tickets (£10, £8 conc).
Kate Mosse (see opposite) – Sunday, June 16, at 7.30pm. Tickets (£14, £12 conc).
For all tickets, contact 0844 357 1060 or visit www.bordersbookfestival.org
z We have been asked to point out Countryside Kitchens is sponsoring Lady Claire Macdonald’s appearance at the festival.