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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.

Jerry Brotton

Sultana Isabel’s New Friends

Saturday 19 August 10:30am - 11:30am

‘Sultana Isabel’ was what Arab chroniclers called England’s Queen Elizabeth, and they delighted in her triumph over their mutual enemy, Spain’s Philip II. In This Orient Isle, Jerry Brotton shows that the links between England and the Islamic...