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Win Tickets To See TV Star Julia At This Year's Buxton Festival

Coast to Coast author and BBC presenter Julia BradburyBBC Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury is just one of a host of famous names lined up to appear during the renowned literary series at the 2013 Buxton Festival.

The Irish-born TV star, who was raised in the High Peak and schooled in Sheffield, will give a talk about her new book, Cost to Coast, on Wednesday 17 July at 10.20am.

Although the talk is now sold out, organisers of the festival are very kindly offering two free tickets, plus a signed copy of the book, to DNCC members.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is tell us the name of the new book via Twitter, by following @DNCC_Newsroom and tweeting us the answer using the hashtag #buxtonfest. No other forms of entry will be accepted.

The Buxton Festival which takes place from the 5 to 21 July and features an array of opera, music, literature, family and free events.

The Festival’s opera productions include a double bill of two sparkling French romances, Saint-Saens’ La Princesse Jaune and Gounod’s La Colombe and La finta giardiniera.

The Music series features concerts by renowned ensembles and soloists and late-night jazz.

And the literary series also includes Melvyn Bragg, Sandi Toksvig, The Duke of Devonshire, politicians Paddy Ashdown, Matthew Parris, Roy Hattersley and Ann Widdecombe, along with BBC journalists Nick Robinson and Jeremy Bowen.

Randall Shannon the Festival’s Executive Director said: “This is an exciting time for the opera, music and literary event. We look forward to welcoming audiences to the Buxton.”

For further details on the packed programme, visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk or call the Festival team on 01298 70395.