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Literary festival in Melrose now on

Literary festival in Melrose now onTravelers in Scotland may wish to make their way to the Borders Book Festival, which is currently taking place in Melrose, Scotland.

The literary extravaganza kicked off on 18th June 2009 and continues until 21st June 2009.

Due to its popularity, backpackers would be advised to book hostel accommodation in advance to ensure they have somewhere to stay.

A host of literary figures will be speaking and making appearances at the event, including the prolific travel writer Michael Palin, comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli and Brideshead Revisited actress Diana Quick.

First-time novelists will be speaking about their attempts to become published and the journey from publication.

Meanwhile, Liberal Democrat deputy leader and shadow chancellor Vince Cable will dissect the current financial crisis in an engaging manner using his dry humor and famed wit.

Backpackers arriving in Melrose for the literary extravaganza may enjoy exploring the historic town.

The nearby Eildon Hills is the reputed burial ground of King Arthur and Abbotsford House was the one-time home of Sir Walter Scott.

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