GREAT Durnford author of romantic fiction, Mandy Baggot, has been short listed in two categories at the Festival of Romance awards.

Baggot's contemporary romance novel, Strings Attached has been nominated for Best Author Published Read and she is one of four contenders (including Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James) for the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award.

The Festival of Romance takes place in Bedford from November 16 to 18 and you can find out more at