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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. More than 800 authors apear in over 700 events each year including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Friday 28 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Amnesty International was founded on the premise that the death penalty should be abolished but in 2015 the death penalty is still very much alive. Depending on where you live, you can be beheaded for sorcery, stoned to death for adultery or sentenced...
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15-31 August 2015

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