There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.
Ahoy, matey! Climb the crow's nest, walk the plank and talk like a pirate in a swashbuckling adventure around the Seven Seas with author Chae Strathie and his latest book Captain Firebeard's School for Pirates. Quick - aboard yer ship, me cap'n.