Ticket sales were up by 20% on last year’s Festival as a stellar line-up of names from the world of politics, stage and screen descended on the Crown Hotel.
Audiences welcomed broadcasting royalty, Baroness Joan Bakewell, Dame Jenni Murray and Peter Snow, as well as bestselling authors Victoria Hislop, Sophie Kinsella and Gail Honeyman.
Ann put her feature writing skills into action, interviewing Dame Jenni Murray for the York Press, Yorkshire Living and Yorkshire Life magazine, and Denise Welch for the Northern Echo and Yorkshire Post.
This year, we helped secure a media partnership with BBC Radio York, who broadcast live from the event, interviewing Denise Welch, Victoria Hislop, Cathy Rentzenbrink and Chris Bonington.
The event was featured heavily in the pages of the Yorkshire Post, partners of the literary lunch, who interviewed Chris Bonington and
We were delighted to meet once more with Psychologies magazine editor, Suzy Greaves, who did a Facebook Live film on the popular Psychologies page with authors Jem Lester and Keith Stuart.
Photos by Charlotte Graham.