Voices from the Past with Patrice Lawrence & Bali Rai
Join us for an inspirational live event and discover two exciting stories in children's book publisher Scholastic's new ‘Voices’ series, showcasing some of the diverse, unsung historical figures who arrived on Britain’s shores and made it their home.
Patrice Lawrence, winner of the Waterstones Book Prize for Orangeboy, transports you to the slums of Elizabethan London in Diver’s Daughter: A Tudor Story, where East African girl Eve and her family become involved in a perilous shipwreck salvaging mission. Bestseller Bali Rai’s Now or Never: A Dunkirk Story follows Fazal Khan from his Indian home to the battlefields of the Second World War, where bombs from above and discrimination from other soldiers threaten his life.
Come prepared with your own questions for Patrice and Bali and enjoy their fascinating chat with poet Hannah Lavery.
This is a live event, with an author Q&A.
Book Festival News
Friday 16 February