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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.

John Lister-Kaye

A Very Natural Childhood

Monday 21 August 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Sir John Lister-Kaye is one of Scotland’s best-known naturalists and conservationists, famed for his work with Gavin Maxwell and for setting up the Aigas Field Centre. In The Dun Cow Rib, launched at the Book Festival today, he reveals how, as a boy,...