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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.

Linda Dryden on The Ebb-Tide

Reading Workshop

Monday 28 August 11:00am - 12:30pm

Linda Dryden, Professor of Literature at Napier University, examines The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and his stepson Lloyd Osbourne. Seen as a study of imperialist society and Christianity, it's a dark and discomfiting yet powerful tale following...