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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.


Farida Khalaf & Andrea C Hoffman

Great Bravery, Great Escape

Saturday 12 August 4:00pm - 5:00pm

In 2014 Farida Khalaf, a Yazidi teenager, was kidnapped and sold into slavery when her northern Iraqi village was attacked by ISIS. With great courage, she took on her captors and escaped. Her remarkable story is told in The Girl Who Escaped ISIS,...