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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.

Rick Bass & Tessa Hadley

A Quiet Word

Sunday 13 August 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Drawn from 30 years' work and published in Britain for the first time, For a Little While by Rick Bass, a former petroleum geologist from Texas and a master of the short story, displays a quiet ability to disarm as well as enchant. Tessa Hadley's third...

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