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YOUNG book lovers are in for a treat at this year’s Dundee Literary Festival, with a host of well-known names lined up to attend.

Broadcaster Sally Magnusson, who is the author of Horace and the Haggis Hunter, and her husband Norman Stone, who illustrated the book, will appear at the Dundee University-led festival on Saturday, October 27.

On Thursday, October 25, picture book author Lari Don will give a story-telling session for pre-school age children, while those aged 10 and over are invited to hear Matt Cartney talk about his Danny Lansing series of adventure novels on the same day.

Joan Lennon will read from her ‘Slightly Jones’ series for children aged eight and over on Saturday, October 27, when the same age group can also enjoy Gillian Philip share the secrets of her award-winning Rebel Angels fantasy books.

All children’s events at the festival are free, but ticketed, and take place at Bonar Hall, with the exception of Joan Lennon, who will be appearing at the McManus, Dundee’s Art Museum and Gallery.