Andy McNab will grace the main stage at the Harmony Gardens, Melrose festival, though whether or not Scottish fans will get a good look at his face remains to be seen:

The programme says that the 52-year-old will be talking about his new novel, his 14th work of fiction, but, like the man himself, it is shrouded in mystery.

“McNab is using the festival to launch his novel and that’s a much as we know,” said a festival spokeswoman. “We’ve had no indication if the writer wants to hide his identity by appearing behind a screen, which all adds to the intrigue.”

Read more about McNab’s festival appearance at http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/lifestyle/borders-book-festival/sas-man-s-book-festival-visit-shrouded-in-secrecy-1-2283929

Find out more about the festival at http://www.bordersbookfestival.org/sponsors/brewin-dolphin