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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.

David Owen

Jaw-jaw Before War-war

Friday 25 August 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Many believe that the pivotal decision to fight on in May 1940 was entirely down to Winston Churchill. Not so, says David Owen in Cabinet’s Finest Hour - it was arrived at collectively and not because of a domineering Prime Minister. Failure to...