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Guildford Book Festival is delighted to announce details of its first Spring Readers’ Day, taking place on Saturday 13 April 2019 at the Harbour Hotel, Guildford.

Always hugely popular during the annual Festival week (the 2019 Festival will be held between 6 and 13 October), Guildford Book Festival’s Readers’ Day brings some of Britain’s best-loved authors to the town to share their stories – creating a mini festival in a day!

Spring Readers’ Day, hosted by novelist and journalist, Fanny Blake, features:

Culinary authority and Bake Off judge, Prue Leith, to discuss The Lost Son, her eighth novel and the last of her Angelotti Chronicles, set around a food empire;

Internationally bestselling crime writer, Sophie Hannah, with her third novel based on Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot;

Erin Kelly, the Sunday Times bestselling author of He Said/She Said with her latest gripping story, Stone Mothers;

Surrey author Elizabeth Noble, with her number one bestselling Richard & Judy Book Club pick, Love, Iris;

Lucy Foley, author of Sunday Times bestseller The Hunting Party, a glamorous and chilling murder mystery set in the Scottish Highlands;

Journalist and author Marianne Kavanagh with her fourth novel, Disturbance, a psychological drama;

Seni Glaister, to discuss her second novel, Mr Doubler Begins Again, an uplifting tale about the kindness of strangers.

Commenting, Alex Andrews, Co-Director of Guildford Book Festival, said: “Readers’ Day has been a popular feature of Guildford Book Festival for many years, and as such we are so pleased to be introducing our first Spring Readers’ Day.”

“If you are an avid reader of fiction, what better way to spend the day than in the company of these great authors?”

Guildford Book Festival’s Spring Readers’ Day takes place on Saturday 13 April 2019, 10am -4pm, at the Guildford Harbour Hotel, GU1 3DA.  Tickets: £43, including light lunch and refreshments.

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