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Celebrate summer with a visit to one of Britain’s friendliest book festivals. Get set for a memorable weekend, with more than 100 events for all ages to choose from – and entry to Harmony Garden and Orchard is FREE!

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2017 Programme

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Featured Event

Richard Porter: From Top Gear to The Grand Tour…and Everything in Between

June 18 at 5:00 pm

Richard Porter was the script editor on the last iteration of Top Gear, from the disastrous pilot show of 2002 right up until the ignominious end in 2015...

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Don't forget to subscribe to our new YouTube channel. The best way to get alerts for new videos straight to you email account, and it's free. We will have daily updates during the festival, for now Alistair has more recommendations what to to look out for at this year's festival, including the Walter Scott Prize.This week Alistair Moffat talks about the Walter Scott Prize, James Runcie and Joanna Trollope. More information at www.bordersbookfestival.org - Tickets can... ... See MoreSee Less


.@fivekingdoms invites people to @BordersBookFest in this week's picture's round-up: https://t.co/RMLYw7WJDh

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