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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.

Simon Garfield

Stop All the Clocks

Saturday 26 August 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Are we obsessed by time? Yes, says Simon Garfield, author of the acclaimed Just My Type and many other books of non-fiction, and we have been since 1830 when the first railway timetables were drawn up. How much better it would be, he says in...