LOUIS DE BERNIERES
Perhaps most famous for his brilliant novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis De Bernieres is discussing his new book The Dust That Falls from Dreams which is set around the Great War at this book festival this year. I loved Captain Correli's Mandolin so can't wait to read his new book!
Sunday 16th of August: 3.15pm-4.15pm, £10
KIRSTY LOGAN & JON KALMAN STEFANSSON
Kirsty Logan is a Scottish author responsible for debut novel The Gracekeepers which is top of my summer reading list. Jon Kalman Stefansson is an Icelandic author... and aren't we all just a little bit obsessed with Scandinavian crime at the moment?
Tuesday 18th of August: 10.15am-11.15am, £10
I love Kate Mosse's book 'The Mistletoe Bride and other haunting tales', and still remember the exact moment I picked it up in a bookshop. It was London King's Cross station on a cold pre-Christmas day as I waited for my train home to Edinburgh. You know you've read a good book when the exact moment it entered your life is remembered like it was just yesterday.
Wednesday 19th of August: 5.00pm-6.00pm, £10
EMILY ST JOHN MANDEL & CATHERINE CHANTER
I LOVE Emily St John Mandel's novel Station Eleven. It was one of the most gripping novels I have ever read. Set in a post-apocolyptic world, the book flips between different stages in people's lives before and after the virus sweeps across the world and changes everything. I've not read Catherine Chanter's novel The Well but if it is in any way of the same caliber as Emily St John Mandel then it's on my list.
Monday 24th of August: 8.45pm-9.45pm, £7
**ENTER SQUEAL OF EXCITEMENT HERE**
I'm not going to lie, when I heard Philippa Gregory was coming to the Festival this year I wanted to high five whoever the genius is that managed to convince her to come. I'm a fan of her adult and young adult novels and already can't decide which one to take along and hopefully get her to sign!
Friday 21st of August: 10.00am-11.00am, £10
I recently watched a documentary that Helen presented on the TV about Joan of Arc. I loved her presenting style and was completely engrossed in the story of Joan of Arc. Helen will be discussing her biography of Joan of Arc, and I can't wait to read it!
Friday 28th of August: 2.00pm-3.00pm, £10
You can also order or download a copy of the brochure online here- or you can pick one up around town.
Let's talk books! let me know who you are most looking forward to seeing at this year's book festival!
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