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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.

Horatio Clare & Chloe Daykin: Talk to the Animals

Age 9-12

Friday 25 August 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Talking animals feature in two beautiful tales of friendship and struggles. In Chloe Daykin's Fish Boy, Billy escapes bullies and his mum's illness with the help of David Attenborough films and a talking mackerel. Horatio Clare's Aubrey and the Terrible...