Boswell Book Festival is making a virtual comeback at the end of the month, with two new events added into the mix.

Named in honour of Laird of Auchinleck James Boswell,, the festival is the only one in the world dedicated to biography and memoir. And following the success of this year’s event, held online in June, the talks and discussions will return online rom October 29-31.

Author Christopher Lloyd will appear at the first event to talk about his glorious new book, It’s Up To Us, developed in partnership with the Prince’s Foundation. Launched to coincide with COP26, festival sponsor Baillie Gifford is funding copies to be sent to every primary school in Scotland.

Streamed live from the Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee will also be British biographer, Frances Wilson, who will be talking to New York journalist and Bloomsbury author, Bill Goldstein, about The Burning Man – her book on DH Lawrence.

Festival director, Caroline Knox, said: “Boswell’s birthday weekend seemed the perfect time to give book lovers another opportunity to watch and listen to the wonderful talks.”