SOUND OF MUSIC star Julie Andrews has been recruited to headline an American book festival this autumn (03).

Andrews, also a children's book author, will lead the 2003 NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL on 4 October (03) on the NATIONAL MALL in Washington DC.

First lady Laura Bush will host the free festival, which is expected to attract more than 60,000 people.

06/08/2003 08:52