ROWER Sally Magnuson tops this year’s Tobermory Book Festival, which starts on friday on Mull.

Food and travel writer Gilly Basson – who shared the recipes at February Scottish field magazine – organizes a dinner on the opening night.

Fellow foodies Eilidh Forlan and Sally McCall will also discuss their work over lunch.

Stephen Littlewood and Martin Jones will talk about the natural history of Mull and the history of its people, while Diana Ambach will tell the story of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn’s trip to Mull and Staffa, which inspired the composer Hebridean Overture.

Hugh Andrew, one of the organisers, said: “After a two year absence we are delighted to be back Tubermore A book festival with a program full of wonderful speakers.

“Whether you’re a resident of Mull or a visitor, there’s something for everyone as we explore not only the wildlife, landscape and people of our island, but also the traditions, community and history of the Scottish Highlands and Islands and enjoying some of the very best flavors and foods the region has to offer.

“Come and join us in the most beautiful town in Scotland.”

Read more literature news and reviews at Scottish fieldpages of books.

Also, don’t miss our latest book reviews at November issue Scottish field magazine.

Tobermory Book Festival sets sail on Friday