Great line-up at Budleigh Salterton

BUDLEIGH Salterton Literary Festival, from 13th to 21st September, has something for all tastes – historians, entertainers, broadcasters, politicians, novelists, artists and poets.

Now in its ninth year, the festival, offers a truly eclectic mix of writing talent, and a delightful setting on the south Devon coast.

President Dame Hilary Mantel says the festival is special not only because of its glorious location, “but also because of the ambition and reach of our programme. We are a small town, but we have big ideas, and our audiences expect the best.”

Speakers this year include successful travel guide writer and publisher Alastair Sawday, BBC journalist Jon Sopel, naturalist Stephen Moss, historian James Holland, Jeremy Vine, food writer Charles Spence, artist and memoirist Keggy Carew, crime writer Sophie Hannah, journalist Bridget Kendall and of course Dame Hilary herself.

Some events are already sold out – visit www.budlitfest.org.uk for more information.

Pictured: Charles Spence talks about his book Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating at 11am on Saturday 16th September at the Temple Church