Derby Book Festival 2022

20 May
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28 May 2022

Derby Book Festival 2022

This year's programme of around 70 events across nine days celebrates the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests. The seventh Festival has something for everyone and QUAD will be hosting many of this year's events.

There will be in-person events at venues across the city, many of which will be live streamed and recorded and available with the Digital Pass. There is something for everyone with topics ranging from fantasy to foraging, aristocrats to artists, slavery to swimming! 

You can find full details of all events at www.derbybookfestival.co.uk
 

Derby Book Festival: Julia Samuel: Every Family Has A Story: How We Inherit Love and Loss.

What predicts family breakdown? Why do our families drive us mad? What is it that enables some families to thrive despite enormous adversity, when others…

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Derby Book Festival: John Crace: A Farewell To Calm: The New Normal Survival Guide

For many Guardian readers, John Crace’s column is a must read.  Throughout another year of bluster and bedlam in Westminster, his brilliantly acerbic political…

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Derby Book Festival: Helen Taylor: Why Women Read Fiction: The Stories Of Our Lives

Ian McEwan once said, “When women stop reading, the novel will be dead.”  Helen Taylor’s book explains how precious fiction is to contemporary British women…

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Derby Book Festival: Isy Suttie: Jane Is Trying

Jane is trying. She's been trying for a baby, with increasing desperation as her thirties sail by. Now, she's trying to make a new start back home with her…

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Derby Book Festival: Dr. Amy Jeffs: Storyland: A New Mythology Of Britain

Storyland is a new illustrated mythology of Britain, set in its wildest landscapes where Amy reimagines these myths of homeland, exile and migration, kinship,…

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Derby Book Festival: David Hendy: The BBC: A People's History

In 1922, three men - only one of whom had previously heard of 'broadcasting' - founded the BBC. In doing so, Arthur Burrows, Cecil Lewis, and John Reith set…

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Derby Book Festival: Patrick Mackie: Mozart In Motion: His Work And His World In Pieces

Mozart is one of the most familiar and beloved cultural icons, but this ubiquity can keep his music from being heard in all its audacious vividness. Mackie…

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Derby Book Festival: Esme Young: Threads

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT   From adventures at Central Saint Martins to The Great British Sewing Bee, go behind the seams of Esme Young's amazing life ... At…

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Derby Book Festival: Andrew Roberts: George III: The Life And Reign Of Britain's Most Misunderstood Monarch

George III, Britain's longest-reigning king, has gone down in history as 'the cruellest tyrant of this age' (Thomas Paine,18th century), who ‘inflicted more…

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Derby Book Festival: Alison Weir: Elizabeth Of York: The Last White Rose

The spellbinding story of Elizabeth of York, the first Tudor queen. An English Princess, born into a war between two families. Eldest daughter of the royal…

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Derby Book Festival: Tom Bradby: Yesterday's Spy

Sponsored by Penguin PR. Best known as presenter of ITV's News at Ten, Tom is also a novelist and his latest, Yesterday's Spy, is a cunning espionage novel  …

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Derby Book Festival: Will Buckingham: Hello, Stranger: How We Find Connection In A Disconnected World

We navigate our interactions with strangers according to a host of unwritten rules, rituals and (sometimes awkward) attempts at politeness. But what if the…

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