Former MP to talk at Dales literary festival

Former MP Chris Mullin, whose diaries include the rise and fall of New Labour, opened the Sedbergh Book Festival.

Sedbergh, England’s Booktown, turned the first page on this year’s literary festival with an author-led reading of former MP Chris Mullin’s diaries.

The festival, held at various premises in the town throughout June, will also include author-led talks from a variety of writers from Cumbria and the Dales.

You can find the programme at: and tickets are available from Sedbergh Information Centre (72 Main Street, Sedbergh, 015386 20125) or on the door at each event.