IN PICTURES: Sell-out success of Books by the Beach - Scarborough's annual literature festival

Thousands of people attended 20 events across four days at Books by the Beach in Scarborough.

Tuesday, 16th April 2019, 7:03 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th April 2019, 7:09 am
Michael Palin talked about his book Erebus - the Story of a Ship to a sell-out audience at the Spa

Guests included Sir Michael Palin and former MP for Hull Alan Johnson. There were literary lunches and events held in Scarborough Lighthouse and St Martin-on-the-Hill.

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Lynne Truss talked about her crime novel A Shot in the Dark to critic and author Barry Forshaw at an event held at the Stephen Joseph Theatre
St Martin-on-the-Hill was used for the first time as a venue for Books by the Beach. Historians Simon Heffer and Allan Mallinson were in conversation about Heffer's The Age of Decadence - Britain 1880 to 1914
Scarborough's Egyptologist wowed a sell-out audience on the opening day of Books by the Beach at Scarborough Library
Conservationist Tom Nancallos was the first Books by the Beach guest to have their event staged at Scarborough Lighthouse. Tickets for Seashaken Houses: A LIghthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet sold out in a record 90 minutes
Director of Books by the Beach Heather French, centre, and the volunteers who help the festival run smoothly
Audiences flocked to her forensic scientist Angela Gallop talk about her work and book When the Dogs Don't Bark
Michael Palin at the Spa
The audience for Michael Palin's event Erebus: the Story of a Ship
Book Sellers Up North at Books By The Beach Charleigh Christmas and Sarah Tyson