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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.

Amanda Craig & Gwendoline Riley

When Love is a Battlefield

Wednesday 23 August 10:15am - 11:15am

Warring couples populate new fictions from these authors. In Amanda Craig’s The Lie of the Land, a metropolitan marriage breaks down with the pair reluctantly moving to the countryside for a fresh start. Gwendoline Riley’s First Love, shortlisted...