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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.

Jessica J Lee & Anna Magnusson

Magnificent Obsessions

Tuesday 15 August 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Alone and broken-hearted in Berlin, Jessica J Lee resolved to go wild swimming all year round and she writes about the sense of independence this engenders in Turning: A Swimming Memoir. Vicky Jack, the subject of Anna Magnusson’s The Sky’s the...