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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.

Anne Cholawo & Nell Stevens

Island Misadventures

Monday 28 August 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Nell Stevens's Bleaker House is her account of searching out, and sadly finding, writerly solitude in the Falklands - a disastrous experience. Proving that getting away from it all can sometimes work, the former London 80s 'career girl' Anne Cholawo,...

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