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  • 8 June 2019

    Join us for a trail of tales around the Museum. Some well-loved books have been hidden around the Museum by the curator, but can you solve the clues to find them all? £1 per trail sheet Drop in session. For 5+ with their grown-ups. Saturday 25 May – Sunday 9 June

  • 8 June 2019

    This fun and interactive workshop will help to provide participants with the tools and skills required to break into travel writing, ending with a Q&A session.Helen Moat is an award-winning travel writer, winning the Telegraph’s Just Back competition on three separate occasions and claiming runner-up in the British Guild of Travel New Writers competition twice. She was commissioned by Bradt to write Slow Travel The Peak District and has gone on to win commissions for publications such as Wanderlust, BBC Worldwide, BBC Countryfile and Derbyshire Life.

  • 8 June 2019

    This year’s Derby Book Festival Family Day has an exciting Dragon theme to celebrate author Cressida Cowell’s wonderful book series, How To Train Your Dragon. We’ll have music, activities and lots of fun – and there’ll be a huge Dragon puppet roaming around the Market Place. You’ll have the chance to create your own dragon-based arts and crafts. Cressida Cowell will also be making a special appearance at a Festival event in QUAD. FREE (except for Cressida Cowell event)

  • 8 June 2019

    Best-selling historian, Alison Weir, returns with her fourth novel in the highly acclaimed Six Tudor Queens series: Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets. Anna of Kleve (Anne of Cleves) was a German princess with a guilty secret. Henry VIII fell in love with her portrait, but she has none of the accomplishments he seeks in a new bride. She prays she will please Henry, for the balance of power in Europe rests on this marriage alliance. But Anna’s past is never far from her thoughts, and the rumours rife at court could be her downfall. Everyone knows the King won’t stand for a problem queen. Alison Weir draws on new evidence to conjure a startling image of Anna as you’ve never seen her before.

  • 8 June 2019

    The Binding is an unforgettable, magical novel: a boundary-defying love story about Emmett Farmer who is, unexpectedly, given the chance to train as a bookbinder. He will learn to hand-craft beautiful volumes and, within each, he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible. Then one day Emmett makes an astonishing discovery: one of the books in the archives has his name on it.

  • 8 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

  • 8 June 2019

    For 7+ with their grown-ups. Meet multi-million-copy selling, award-winning author Cressida Cowell, creator of the How to Train Your Dragon (also a DreamWorks film) and The Wizards of Once series. Cressida will talk about her latest book, Twice Magic, as well as How to Train Your Dragon, her inspiration and also give tips on becoming an author or illustrator. The Wizards of Once won the Blue Peter Book Award; Cressida has won numerous other prizes, including the Ruth Rendell Award for Championing Literacy. She’s been an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust for over a decade. Unmissable!

  • 8 June 2019

    Meet Zoya DeLarose, who embarks upon a life-changing adventure when she wakes up aboard a flying skyship. With a shadowy character lurking in the background, Zoya is yet to face her biggest fear. But she won’t be able to do it alone. Dan Walker has created an imaginative world where thieves sail the skies in flying ships, encountering meteorite storms, sword fights, midnight raids, floating islands and long-lost treasure. Sky Thieves is a story of friendship, family and courage.

  • 8 June 2019

    Johnny is twenty. He likes music, art and going to the beach. He is also autistic - in his case that means he will probably never get a job, never have a girlfriend, never leave home. This is what his father, TV producer and comedy writer Henry Normal has been trying to come to terms with. This is a book for anyone whose life has been touched by autism: the hope, despair and its messy, honest, sometimes funny day-to-day world.

  • 9 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

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