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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.

Vanessa Altin: Dear Diary

Age 8-12

Wednesday 16 August 3:45pm - 4:45pm

In war-torn Syria, a young Kurdish girl sits under a tree writing her diary as she listens to gunshots in the street. Follow Dilvan’s determination to find her family in Vanessa Altin’s The Pomegranate Tree, a beautiful and hopeful account of...