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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.

Cynan Jones & Henrietta Rose-Innes

Near and Far

Monday 21 August 8:30pm - 9:30pm

The hero of Cove by Cynan Jones (described by the Independent on Sunday as 'one of the most talented writers in Britain') has only his instincts and the memory of the woman who waits for him to help when he is struck by lightning while out at sea....