Derby Book Festival

Derby Book Festival returns with 30 May – 5 June its Summer Festival with events at venues around Derby with QUAD playing host to a number of events. As usual they have a broad range of genres featuring a host of fascinating authors.

The Summer Edition is the second of three festivals which Derby Book Festival’s team will be organising in 2024, following the Spring Collection of events held in March.

Derby Book Festival will also be holding an Autumn Edition between 15 – 18 November.

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DERBY BOOK FESTIVAL

James O’Brien: How They Broke Britain

Radio presenter James O’Brien reveals the network of influence that has created a Britain of strikes, shortages and s...

01 Jun

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Polly Toynbee: An Uneasy Inheritance: An Uneasy Inheritance: My Family and Other Radicals

Polly Toynbee scrutinises her own remarkable family to consider class mobility.

30 May

Polly Toynbee: An Uneasy Inheritance: An Uneasy Inheritance: My Family and Other Radicals

Polly Toynbee scrutinises her own remarkable family to consider class mobility.

30 May

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Francis Spufford: Cahokia Jazz

A thrilling tale of murder and mystery in a city where history has run a little differently.

31 May

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Alison Weir: Mary I: Queen of Sorrows

How did a princess with such promise become the infamous Bloody Mary?

30 May

Alison Weir: Mary I: Queen of Sorrows

How did a princess with such promise become the infamous Bloody Mary?

30 May

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Emma Tarlo: Under The Hornbeams

A life-affirming story that pays homage to the power of human connection.

01 Jun

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Mick Conefrey: Fallen – George Mallory, The Man, The Myth and the 1924 Everest Tragedy

Fallen recounts George Mallory’s last expedition and attempts to separate the man from the myth.

03 Jun

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Historical Debut Novelists: Sarah Marsh & Elizabeth O’Connor

We welcome two celebrated debut novelists who we know will appeal to lovers of historical fiction.

03 Jun

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Sunjeev Sahota – The Spoiled Heart

The latest from the Booker-shortlisted author of The Year of the Runaways.

05 Jun

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Christine Kenyon Jones – Jane Austen And Lord Byron

Jane Austen and Lord Byron are closer than you might think.

01 Jun

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Workshops for Young People

Derby Young Writers at Derby Book Festival

A fun and sociable session for 12-18 year olds to develop their creative writing skills.

01 Jun

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