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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.

Polly Clark & Annalena McAfee

Maps for Lost Lovers

Tuesday 15 August 10:15am - 11:15am

Two novels, set on the west coast of Scotland, explore how the imagination connects writers of different generations. In Hame, Annalena McAfee's heroine Mhairi McPhail moves to the remote Scottish island of Fascaray to write a biography of the late Bard...