The Hexham Book Festival seeks out the best writers, thinkers and speakers and this year is no exception. Among those appearing will be British historical novelist Alison Weir, American historical novelist Tracy Chevalier, iconic potter Emma Bridgewater, chef Tony Singh, MP Nadine Dorries and Henry ‘Blowers’ Blofeld. What’s not to like? It starts on April 24th and runs until May 8th. More details are available at www.hexhambookfestival.co.uk. To win a pair of tickets to see any of the above just email firstname.lastname@example.org with HEXHAM BOOK FESTIVAL in the subject line, and make sure to include a telephone number.