Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, unfortunately we will not be able to present the Kids & YA Festival on 13 March 2021. We had hoped that the festival would mark our return to in-person gatherings, but as with many plans these days, it is not to be. The festival will return in 2022 and we are pleased to announce that best-selling children’s author Belinda Murrell will stay on as the festival director.
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Belinda Murrell is the internationally published, best-selling author of more than 30 books for children and teenagers. These include her fantasy adventure series, The Sun Sword trilogy, and her seven historical novels, The Locket of Dreams, The Ruby Talisman, The Ivory Rose, The Forgotten Pearl, The River Charm, The Sequin Star, and The Lost Sapphire. […]
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