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Half term fun for children with Derby Book Festival Posted on 21st May 2015

More than 30 shops in Sadler Gate are taking part in the Waterstones Children’s Book Trail, which is part of the first Derby Book Festival..  The Trail begins on Saturday 24 May and runs throughout half term and the following week until Sunday 7 June, when Derby Book Festival ends.…

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Don’t miss out – tickets going fast! (and other news) Posted on 20th May 2015

Less than two weeks to go to the first event at the first Derby Book Festival!  Ticket sales are going well for most of the 60 events, with some almost sold out!  These include the Afternoon Tea with Persephone Books and Simon Armitage with only a few tickets left now. …

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Changes to programme line up & other news Posted on 1st May 2015

Changes to programme line up – Part 1 We knew things would change once we had gone to print … and sure enough they have! We are delighted to announce that comedian, actor and presenter Rufus Hound will be joining us at the Double the Horror event on Friday 5…

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Festival Programme launched Posted on 24th April 2015

Festival Programme launched… Derby Book Festival programme is finally printed, all 15000 copies, and we are busy distributing them far and wide with the help of our lovely volunteers.  We launched the programme at a special event last night (23 April), which also celebrated William Shakespeare’s 451st Birthday and World…

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Headline Authors Announced Posted on 21st April 2015

Headline Authors Announced The final line up for Derby’s first Book Festival will be revealed next Thursday, 23 April but three headline authors are announced today.  The Festival will include best-selling writers David Nicholls, Sarah Waters and Katie Fforde who join an already impressive programme including Michael Morpurgo, Simon Armitage…

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