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  • 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

    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

    In an age of email and instant messaging, letter writing is almost a lost art, reserved for sentimental notes to loved ones or long-standing pen pals. The Letters Page, a letters-based literary journal edited by the University of Nottingham’s Jon McGregor, takes submissions entirely through the post; whatever fits into an envelope is considered for publication. Members of the editorial team will host this workshop to help you think about communication, correspondence, and the art of writing in general.

  • 1 June 2019

    Author, journalist, broadcaster and podcaster, Dolly Alderton’s riotously funny debut book, Everything I Know About Love, was shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year and won best autobiography at the 2018 National Book Awards. She vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod Stewart-themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, and - above all else - recognising that you and you alone are enough.

  • 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.

  • 1 June 2019

    Former Channel 4 Economics Editor Paul Mason’s new book, Clear Bright Future, calls for a radical, impassioned defence of the human being, our universal rights and freedoms and our power to change the world around us. He draws from his on-the-ground reporting from mass protests in Istanbul to riots in Washington, as well as his own childhood in an English mining community, to show how the notion of humanity has become eroded as never before. He argues that we are still capable - through language, innovation and co-operation - of shaping our future. Includes a free copy of his new book, Clear Bright Future, R.R.P. £20

  • 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.

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