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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.

Tracy Chevalier

Dragging Shakespeare into the 1970s

Sunday 20 August 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Girl With a Pearl Earring propelled Tracy Chevalier onto the historical fiction stage and with her latest book, New Boy, she tackles 1970s Washington DC. When a young black boy finds himself in an all-white school, he is desperate to find an ally, a...

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