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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.

Dilys Rose & Francis Spufford

On the Edge of Enlightenment

Saturday 19 August 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Two novels set on the cusp of the modern world. In Unspeakable, Dilys Rose brings to life Thomas Aikenhead, a confident 20 year old student at Edinburgh University who, in 1697, was the last person to be hanged for blasphemy. Widely admired for his...