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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.

Laura Hird & Gordon Pentland

Up in Arms

Tuesday 22 August 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Historical fiction from a grassroots perspective. Laura Hird and Gordon Pentland are among the 15 fiction writers and 15 historians who have collaborated in Protest: Stories of Resistance to produce new narratives about key moments of British protest....