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Derby Book Festival - Alan Johnson: The Late Train to Gipsy Hill

Derby Book Festival - Alan Johnson: The Late Train to Gipsy Hill

Former MP and Home Secretary Alan Johnson’s three biographies of his East End childhood and early political career were garlanded with awards and critical

06th Nov 2021
Katherine May

Derby Book Festival - Katherine May: Wintering - LIVE STREAM

First published in February 2020 in a very different world, Katherine May’s Wintering resonated with so many people during lockdown when we had more time to

06th Nov 2021
Derby Book Festival: Adam Andrusier: Two Hitlers and a Marilyn

Derby Book Festival: Adam Andrusier: Two Hitlers and a Marilyn - LIVE STREAM

Adam Andrusier is a professional dealer in rare and valuable autographs and his work provided the inspiration for Zadie Smith’s second novel, The Autograph Man

06th Nov 2021
Derby Book Festival - Alan Johnson: The Late Train to Gipsy Hill

Derby Book Festival - Alan Johnson: The Late Train to Gipsy Hill - LIVE STREAM

Former MP and Home Secretary Alan Johnson’s three biographies of his East End childhood and early political career were garlanded with awards and critical

06th Nov 2021
Wendy Moore

Derby Book Festival: Wendy Moore: Endell Street - The Women Who Ran Britain’s Trailblazing Military Hospital - LIVE STREAM

When the First World War broke out, the suffragettes suspended their campaigning and joined the war effort. For pioneering suffragette doctors (and life

06th Nov 2021
Derby Book Festival - T M Logan: Living the Dream?

Derby Book Festival - T M Logan: Living the Dream?

Have you ever imagined writing best-selling novels and giving up the day job?  Then this event is for you.  T M Logan is living the dream!   Just four years

07th Nov 2021
Derby Book Festival: Alison Weir: Katharine Parr – The Sixth Queen

Derby Book Festival: Alison Weir: Katharine Parr – The Sixth Queen

Over the past six years Alison Weir has built up a loyal following at Derby Book Festival for her series of historical novels retelling the lives of Henry VIII

07th Nov 2021
Derby Book Festival - Jon McGregor: Lean Fall Stand

Derby Book Festival - Jon McGregor: Lean Fall Stand

Three times Booker-longlisted and Costa Prize winner, Jon McGregor joins us for his third visit to Derby.  His stunning new novel, Lean Fall Stand,  

07th Nov 2021
Lucy Mangan

Derby Book Festival - Lucy Mangan: Are We Having Fun Yet?

'A glorious, outrageously funny retelling of E.M. Delafield's Diary of a Provincial Lady. At once, a celebration of the joy of family life and a cry of anguish

07th Nov 2021
Derby Book Festival - T M Logan: Living the Dream?

Derby Book Festival - T M Logan: Living the Dream? - LIVE STREAM

Have you ever imagined writing best-selling novels and giving up the day job?  Then this event is for you.  T M Logan is living the dream!   Just four years

07th Nov 2021
Derby Book Festival: Alison Weir: Katharine Parr – The Sixth Queen

Derby Book Festival: Alison Weir: Katharine Parr – The Sixth Queen - LIVE STREAM

Over the past six years Alison Weir has built up a loyal following at Derby Book Festival for her series of historical novels retelling the lives of Henry VIII

07th Nov 2021
Derby Book Festival - Jon McGregor: Lean Fall Stand

Derby Book Festival - Jon McGregor: Lean Fall Stand - LIVE STREAM

Three times Booker-longlisted and Costa Prize winner, Jon McGregor joins us for his third visit to Derby.  His stunning new novel, Lean Fall Stand,  

07th Nov 2021