AS the 2017 Ilkley Literature Festival enters its final few days there are still plenty of events left to appeal to all.

Tickets available for several children's events, including Greg James and Chris Smitt: Kid Normal, at the King's Hall, Ilkley on Saturday from 2pm. Suitable for children aged eight plus prepare for lots of games and audience participation.

Lempen Puppets at Ilkley Playhouse on Saturday from 5pm and also on Saturday is The Guggenheim Mystery at All Saints School, for children aged eight to 12, who must be accompanied by a fee paying adult.

A free event for children on Saturday, October 14 is Grimm &Co at the Bandstand on The Grove, Ilkley. From wand making and fairy door building to wizardry zines, there’s something for all ages. Visit the Fairy Tale Museum to see the actual ‘pea’ from the biography of a Princess and the original ‘poking stick’ used by Hansel.

Tickets are available for a varity of other events. Kamila Shamsie - acclaimed Orange and Baileys Prize shortlisted author Kamila Shamsie discusses her explosive new novel. Saturday, October 14, 1:45 pm, Ilkley Playhouse - Wildman.

Viv Groskop’s five-star, sold-out run of Edinburgh festival stand-up shows saw her turn from naturally hilarious writer and broadcaster into the comedian’s comedian, with fans including Omid Djalili, Al Murray, Jennifer Saunders and Jo Brand. Now a renowned agony aunt for The Pool, she comes to Ilkley to argue that the answers to all our problems can be found in Russian literature. See Viv on Friday, October 13, 7.30 pm, Clarke Foley Centre.

Celebrated Guardian columnist and winner of the Orwell Prize, Polly Toynbee, rattled the railings of Downing Street when she coauthored bestseller, Cameron’s Coup with fellow journalist and Guardian Public contributing editor, David Walker. Now Toynbee and Walker take us on a vivid journey into the public services, talking to its people, assessing their work and weighing up its cost and effectiveness. Friday, October 13, 7:30 pm, Kings Hall

Finally to mark 200 years since Jane Austen’s death, Ilkley Literature Festival together with Beverley Literature Festival and Sheffield’s Off The Shelf have commissioned four writers to produce new work, inspired by Austen. ILF Poet In Residence Daljit Nagra, Apprentice Poet In Residence Jade Cuttle, acclaimed novelist Marina Lewycka and former BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live Poet In Residence Kate Fox, share their responses to Jane in a special event on Saturday, October 14, 7.15 pm, Ilkley Playhouse.