Duchess of York Joins Line Up for Literary Festival

The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson is the latest big headliner to join the Henley Literary Festival in October to talk about her first novel, Her Heart for a Compass on 7 October.

There are parallels that loom between Lady Margaret, heroine of the book and author as both are strong willed redhead rebels who are against a society where women are expected to conform, attracts the attention of the press and then turns to writing. However it is the life of her great-great-aunt Margaret Montagu Douglas-Scott that most inspired the Duchess of York’s first novel, after writing bestselling children’s books and non-fiction for over 30 years. The book takes you first to 1865 London, where the protagonist finds strength from other free-spirited friends, including Queen Victoria’s daughter Princess Louise, before she heads to Ireland, America and then back to Britain. It’s not every Mills & Boon bestseller that receives praise from Julian Fellowes, Jeffrey Archer and The Guardian so don’t miss this rare chance to hear the Duchess discuss her life and writing with co-author Marguerite Kaye, whose own books have sold over 1.5 million copies in 20 countries.

Harriet Ryan-Reed from Henley Literary Festival said, “Absolutely thrilled to welcome the Duchess of York and international best-seller Marguerite Kaye to what was already our most exciting line up yet as live events continue to return to Henley.”

To book tickets go to https://henleyliteraryfestival.co.uk/whats-on/sarah-ferguson-in-conversation-with-marguerite-kaye/

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