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  • 1 June 2019

    One of Britain’s most respected journalists, Kamal Ahmed grew up in London in the 1970s and explores what it means to be British as one of the first generation of mixed-race Brits. His childhood was British in every way – except for the fact he was half English and half Sudanese.

  • 1 June 2019

    Celebrating the Horrible Histories books, join us at the Museum and Art Gallery for a blast into the past, meeting some gruesome characters along the way. The night will include a time travelling tour, fun activities, a rare opportunity to sleep in the Museum, followed by a 21st century breakfast. Suitable for children aged 7 - 12 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Max ratio of 2 children to 1 adult

  • 1 June 2019

    In just five years Derby Book Festival has established itself as the largest and most successful literature festival in the East Midlands, including great authors, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians. Since its inception, photographer Kim Gribbon, along with other local photographers, has captured the excitement, enthusiasm and spirit of the Festival, creating an invaluable record of memories for audience and artists alike. 16 May 2019 - 27 July 2019

  • 1 June 2019

    Internationally best-selling author of The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon has acquired a loyal following of readers who love her fantasy novels. The Priory of the Orange Tree takes us to an epic fantasy world on the brink of war with dragons and the women who must lead the fight to save it.

  • 1 June 2019

    Learn more about how Ghost Writing works with an insight into the industry and interactive activities which will culminate in you writing you own ‘ghost written’ piece. John Woodhouse is a well-respected columnist and feature writer. He is the writer of the bestselling autobiography Absolutely Foxed with former England cricketer Graeme Fowler, shortlisted for three major awards, and Speed Demons, nominated for the 2018 British Sports Book Awards. Currently he is working on books with two more major sports stars and one former Doctor Who.

  • 1 June 2019

    A special evening of books and music. Best selling novelist Patrick Gale will join us to talk about his latest novel, Take Nothing With You and will perform with the Bookshop Band, who return to the Festival for the third time. In his book, Eustace is transported back to his childhood whilst he undergoes treatment in hospital listening to hours of cello music. It is based on his own experiences when he studied at the International Cello Centre during school holidays. They will be joined by Costa Prize and the Women’s Prize nominee, Melissa Harrison whose writing and novels capture the amazing beauty of our natural world. She will talk to Patrick about her latest novel, All Among the Barley. Book at QUAD

  • 1 June 2019

    Borks live on a planet quite like our own Earth. They have shaggy yellow fur and long thin necks. But once they had short blue fur and almost no necks at all. How could this happen? Join author Jonathan Emmett for an engaging explanation of how all life on Earth is related in one great family tree in this delightful look at evolution.

  • 1 June 2019

    I did it my way! Join Lucy Foley, Rachel Abbott and Tracy Bloom who will explain how they have achieved success in their writing and publishing careers using very different routes. From self-publishing to a contract, from a contract back to self-publishing and how a change in genres can bring new audiences.

  • 1 June 2019

    Following the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the country was suffering famine and chronic unemployment. In August 1819, 60,000 people gathered in Manchester to hear reformer Henry Hunt campaigning for parliamentary reform to enable voting as a universal right. Local magistrates panicked at the scale of the meeting and ordered the cavalry to charge into the crowd resulting in 15 people dead or mortally wounded and 650 injured. Book through Festival Box Office at QUAD

  • 1 June 2019

    The Road to Grantchester is the captivating prequel to the treasured Grantchester series following the life, loves and losses of Sidney Chambers in post-war London. James Runcie explores how Sidney became a priest and what fuels his desire to do good in the world. He changes from a man of 22 who has seen very little of the world into someone who, eight years later, has witnessed war and the death of close friends. It’s a coming of age story, with romance and humour.

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