WIN two free tickets to see Janet Ellis at Appledore Book Festival - just scroll down to enter!Janet Ellis, the actress, TV presenter and now writer, will savour her appearance at the Appledore Book Festival on September 24 for one special reason her love of libraries. The Friendly Festival, as it has become known, evolved 10 years ago from a campaign to save the local library, and the former Blue Peter presenter appreciates that link. She said: I know it all began with a desire to save the library and its an understatement to say libraries hold a special place in my heart. I moved house and school quite a bit when I was a child (Army family) and books were a constant in my life. My family were big library goers and wherever we were, we borrowed books. I loved taking my own children to choose something to read, too. Im involved with a local charity in West London called the Doorstep Library we read with and lend books to primary school age children once a week. Now Janet, the mother of singer Sophie-Ellis Bextor, has burst on to the literary scene herself. She added: Ive never been to Appledore before but, needless to say, I cant wait to visit it. Who wouldnt be thrilled to be invited to The Friendly Festival? Especially when you add in a glorious stretch of coastline and a wonderful bunch of other writers. The line-up this year sounds amazing and Im truly delighted to be included. Janet will be talking to Devon Life editor Andy Cooper about her debut novel The Butchers Hook, published by Two Roads. Highly acclaimed by the critics, it is a far cry from the subject matter of her younger days presenting childrens TV programmes. A dark, fictional tale set in the 18th century explodes into life when teenage Anne Jaccob tries to change her life. See Janet at 6.30-7.30pm at St Marys Church, Appledore, on Saturday, September 24. Tickets £10.WIN FREE TICKETSWin two tickets to see Janet at Appledore Book Festival - click here to enter out competition for FREE. Click on the link above and answer our question to be in with a chance of winning.Closing date 5pm on Monday, September 12, 2016, the winner will be chosen at random. Terms and conditions apply.