Borders Book Festival launched

The tenth Borders book festival is being launched in Melrose in the Scottish Borders.

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Joanna Lumley to front 10th Borders Book Festival

Joanna Lumley Credit: PA

The programme for the tenth Borders Book Festival has been announced at the launch in Melrose.

Actresses Joanna Lumley and Phyllida Law will both give talks on their lives at the festival in June.

David Robb and Briony McRoberts will join Joanna Lumley for a unique rendition of Walter Scott's Borders poem 'The Lay of the Last Minstrel'.

Other big names attending the event include golfing star and comentator Peter Alliss, Scottish wordsmith William McIlvanney , and award winning novelist Hilary Mantel.

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