Sarah Stein joins as patron
The 2021 Appledore Book Festival (16-25 September) will take place at both indoor and outdoor venues. Stars of the festival will include the Reverend Richard Coles, Sara Cox, Lord Oates, Tim Vine, Ann Cleeves, Sarah Jarvis, and Gill Hornby.
Sarah Stein, former book publicist and wife of restaurateur Rick Stein, has joined the festival as patron.
Appledore staged a successful "drive-in" festival last year, but took a financial hit. It has set up a fundraising page at Virgin Money Giving, and is also looking for sponsors.