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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.

Alex Renton

Schooled in Hard Knocks

Sunday 27 August 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Stiff Upper Lip is Alex Renton’s unflinching investigation into the traditions and culture of schooling among Britain's elites. Confronting the horrors and unhappiness of his own boarding school days, he uncovers an uncomfortable story of...

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