A DAY of literary events with a historical theme will take place at a North Yorkshire manor house as part of this year’s Ryedale Book Festival.

The events, at National Trust’s Nunnington Hall, will take place on April 1 and are designed to appeal to anyone who enjoys books, reading and history.

There will be the chance to hear bestselling writer of historical fiction, Sophia Tobin, discussing her latest novel, The Vanishing and her ‘day job’ in the library of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in London.

There is also an opportunity to join in with a book binding workshop, run by York Bookbinding.

Visitors can enjoy Dickens Society’s performance of an original radio style drama, ‘Murder on Miss Havisham’s Tour’, written by Brian Oxberry.

Meanwhile, children can take part in an interactive storytelling session with the talented illustrator and writer Leigh Hodgkinson.

For more information about these and other events on the day visit www.ryedalebookfestival.com