Lady Juliet Tadgell, who oversees the Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate alongside her brother Sir Philip Naylor Leyland, is the new patron of Ryedale Book Festival, it can be revealed.
The festival, now in its third year, will take place at venues across Malton and Norton on October 11 and 12.
“Now that we have a base in Old Malton I look forward to being more involved locally and I am very happy to be a Patron of the Ryedale Book Festival,” she said. I look forward to being there on October 12.
“I know my grandchildren will greatly enjoy the book written by the pupils of Ryedale District primary schools, Rosie and John’s Magical Adventure. I was extremely impressed by the festival brochure and the range of events and activities therein.”
Sarah Tyson, Festival Co-ordinator adds: “We are simply honoured to have the patronage of Lady Juliet Tadgell at the Ryedale Book Festival, and are excited about welcoming her and her family to the 2014 event. Once again, there will be more than 30 events to suit anyone who enjoys a good book.
“The heart of the festival will be in the Milton Rooms and other exciting events will be held all over the town. We are especially excited that Michael Morpurgo will be in Malton this October to work with local school children and perform Private Peaceful.”