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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.


Xan Brooks & Hannah Kent

Dark, Then Light

Friday 18 August 10:15am - 11:15am

Xan Brooks, named as one of the Observer’s New Faces of Fiction 2017, presents an assured debut, The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times, a social-realist fairytale that explores the dark underbelly of 1920s Britain. Darting from the hidden...