Ryedale Book Festival invites you to join local author Bill Jones at a special event on Saturday.

Join Bill for the launch of his brand-new novel, Black Camp 21, on Saturday, October 13 from 7pm at the Old Courthouse, Commercial Street, Norton-upon-Derwent.

Black Camp 21is a gripping tale set in a prisoner of war camp. This local author turns historical fact into gripping fiction by way of a gut-wrenching journey from the French battlefields to what is known today as Eden Camp. Inspired by true events, this is a unique opportunity to meet this award-winning writer, who is now based in Ampleforth.

Sarah Tyson, Festival Director, said: “We are delighted to have local author Bill Jones join us for one of our October events at Ryedale Book Festival.

“Bill Jones honed his writing skills through his days as journalist, during which his career included working for the BBC and Channel 4. He also worked for the local press in a varied and impressive 30-year career.

“Bill then began writing and his first biography, The Ghost Runner, was shortlisted for the William Hill Awards and won him The Times Best New Writer in the 2012 British Sports Book Awards.

“It promises to be an evening of atmospheric intrigue with a local focus on the true historical facts that reveal a fascinating and little-known story of life in the POW camps in England and the dynamic between the SS officers and the rest of the prisoners.”

To find out more about any of the events mentioned, or to buy tickets visit www.ryedalebookfestival.com or call the Box Office 07983 943 029