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Here is some information about an event designed to appeal to book-lovers of all ages.

The Flamstead Book Festival takes place this Saturday, June 7th in Flamstead, Hertfordshire, which is a village 3 miles west of Harpenden, about one mile from Junction 9 of the M1.

The morning is set aside for children and young people – with a varied programme for all ages to follow in the afternoon and early evening. Tickets range in price from £3.00 up to £8.00 for the headline event with Tony Parsons, which even includes a glass of wine. Tony is currently number 1 in the best-seller list with his new book, The Murder Bag, so this session should not be missed.

There are also sessions from top children’s writers Jonathan Stroud, Dawn Finch and Pete Johnson along with workshops on creative writing and poetry. You can hear about sports writing from former Premier League footballer Steve Claridge and ex-referee Mark Halsey, and about Britain’s first female spy from biographer Clare Mulley. Then with Gardeners’ Tea Time from GQT’s Matt Biggs, there is truly something for everyone.

Waterstones St Albans are supporting the event and you can buy the featured books and have them signed by the authors.

You can book tickets in advance at http://www.flamsteadbookfestival.com (closes at 6pm on Friday June 6th). Just click on the “Tickets” tab and follow the instructions. You can pay by debit or credit card or by PayPal and your tickets will be waiting for you at the box office. Alternatively, you will be able to buy tickets on the door (cash only) but only if still available.

For more information about the festival, the programme and the authors visit our website http://www.flamsteadbookfestival.com or follow us on Twitter @FlamsteadBkFest or send an email to flamsteadbookfest@gmail.com.

If you missed out on Hay, try Flamstead!