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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.

Joseph Farrell & Lavinia Greenlaw

Questing Lives

Wednesday 16 August 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Travel broadens the mind. Joseph Farrell, a noted translator from Italian, assesses the final years of Robert Louis Stevenson who settled in Samoa in 1890 and whose expert knowledge of the Pacific islanders turned him into a fierce critic of foreign...