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Event Spotlight - Mike Rutherford

Genesis: from humble beginnings as a schoolboy band, to a million-selling legendary live act. Mike Rutherford was there from the beginning...

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Peter Gordon

If you're a bit of a foodie, we've certainly got lots of events for you this year! Why not come along to see Peter Gordon, a New Zealander who’s settled in the UK. His London restaurant Kopapa highlights his amazingly fresh and inventive recipes...

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WSP Author spotlight - William Boyd

In this enthralling story of a life fully lived, William Boyd has created a sweeping panorama of some of the most defining moments of modern history, told through the camera lens of one unforgettable woman, Amory Clay.

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We made it, the programme has arrived!

OK, that’s it. The hard part is over. The scramble to the deadline for the 2016 Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival programme – made it!

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Walter Scott Prize Shortlist announced

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Event spotlight - Gregor Fisher

BAFTA-winning Gregor Fisher is one of television’s most recognisable actors. He first became a household name with his portrayal of the character Rab C. Nesbitt...

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Walter Scott longlist announced

Which one of these fantastic novels will be the winner? See if you predict the right one at the Festival this June...

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New Chairman for Book Festival

A new chapter is being penned at the Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival as former cabinet minister and local MP, Michael Moore takes over the chairmanship...

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Latest News

  • New Event - Celia Imrie
    New Event - Celia Imrie They say that every cloud has a silver lining, and we were all very disappointed when we learned that Decca Aitkenhead could no longer make it for her event on Saturday 18 June (7.45pm). However, we were OVERJOYED when the wonderful actress and best-selling author Celia Imrie came to the rescue by agreeing to join us instead!
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  • Tickets are on their way...
    Tickets are on their way... For those asking, we've started to dispatch tickets this week - there's a lot of them, but you should start seeing them come through your door soon!
  • BBC Radio 4 Bookclub with Maggie O’Farrell
    BBC Radio 4 Bookclub with Maggie O’Farrell We’re very excited that James Naughtie is bringing the Radio 4 Bookclub to the Festival on Saturday 18th of June at 11am. The event takes the form of a regular book group, only in this case, the author is present! Joining Jim for this recording will be Costa Prize winning novelist Maggie O’Farrell and on the agenda will be her fabulous book, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox. We have a full audience for the event, but we’re still looking for some eager participants to take part in the show!
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  • We made it, the programme has arrived!
    We made it, the programme has arrived! OK, that’s it. The hard part is over. The scramble to the deadline for the 2016 Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival programme – made it! 
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  • A big year in politics...
    A big year in politics... 2016 is a big year in politics and the Festival is reflecting that fact. We’ve got a gaggle, murder, hive, flock or perhaps herd of politicians with us this year – and we’re sure to get a balanced argument on Europe. First up is former Deputy Prime Minister and strong supporter of Europe...
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