Boswell Book Festival unveils opening night guests

There’s less than two months to go until the Boswell Book Festival returns.

Organisers are currently finalising the festival programme – the world’s only festival of biography and autobiographies – for their return to Dumfries House in East Ayrshire over the weekend of 13-15 May.

On the opening night, guests will include sports broadcaster and ex-footballer Pat Nevin, who capped 28 times for Scotland, during a career that saw him play for Clyde, before moving to Chelsea, Everton, Tranmere Rovers, Kilmarnock and Motherwell, before becoming chief executive of the latter club.

Amanda Owen of Channel 5’s Our Yorkshire Farm fame, will also be appearing, as well as stage superstar Barbara Dickson, known to many for her role in Blood Brothers.

The organisers are urging people to become a Festival Friend for just £25 per annum. On Sunday 20 March they will then receive the programme in advance of the festival launch and enjoy priority booking by telephone for two days from Monday 21 March.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday 24 March along with those for the action-packed Family Festival.

There will be a free online Schools’ programme in the week leading up to the festival.

Becoming a Friend costs just £25 per annum, or £35 for a joint membership.

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