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The annual Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival is upon us.  Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival will this year play host to such incredible guests as former Prime Minister David Cameron, beloved BBC Countryfile broadcaster John Craven; and veteran news anchor Mark Austin, but lets take a look at who else will be at the festival.

Matt Coyne: Man vs Baby | Friday 18th October | 8pm | £15

Join Matt Coyne, the face behind the hilarious Man vs. Baby blog as he takes to the stage to discuss the madness of parenting. From monsters under the bed, to nappy disasters, and ‘profanity bingo’, Matt offers a brutally and refreshingly honest non-holds-barred account of parenthood and his  is sure to have the audience in stitches this October.

The Pocket Guide to Beer | Sunday 20th October | 7.30pm | £15

Point, and sample, your taste buds in new directions using the BeerTubeMap, led by Nikki Welch.

This handy, fun and informative guide takes you on a journey using the BeerTubeMap; a unique flavour map that links beers by taste and style. Covering a huge range from around the world, it includes both traditional and new-wave beers. It also includes specific recommendations for each style, as well as practical tips about buying beer and what food to accompany it. Its straightforward, no-nonsense style makes it a great starter guide for beer newbies whilst providing inspiration for more seasoned drinkers too.

Louise Minchin | Friday 18th November | 6.30pm | £17

We all know Louise Minchin from BBC1’s Breakfast, but did you know she’s also a triathlete?

An inspirational love letter to the joy of competitive sport, Dare to Tri: My Journey from BBC Breakfast Sofa to GB Team Triathlete tells the story of how a tentative triathlete can become one of Britain’s best; encountering personal nerves, brutal training regimes and bicycle crashes on the journey.

Jessica Fellowes | Saturday 19th November | 12.30pm | £12

Author of official Downton Abbey companion books and no stranger to the glitz of the 1920’s, Jessica brings the sparkle of the Golden age to crime fiction.

Jessica wrote several of the official companion books to the TV series Downton Abbey. Finding a love of the era, she embarked on The Mitford Murders, bringing the sumptuous sparkle and the blissful escapism of the Golden Age back into the 21st century with a crime fiction twist!

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival Tickets

For more information and a list of all the fantastic literary line up visit Harrogate International Festivals website here.

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