Nina Conti

Brilliant, hilarious, unique and endlessly inventive, when she came last to the festival the marquee walls shook as waves of laughter rippled around them. To describe her as a ventriloquist would be accurate but a bit like calling Shakespeare a scribbler.

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Rory Bremner

No Borders Book Festival could happen without lovely Rory and his annual report on the glorious madness of the world we live in. And as ever, he has company. No doubt Donald Trump will have something to say about the wall around Harmony Garden…

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Natalie Haynes

Natalie Haynes (star of BBC Radio 4’s Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics) takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the ancient world: from gladiators to Greek comedy and from Juvenal to Julius Caesar…

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Arabella Weir

Arabella Weir is proof that achieving just one O Level doesn’t hold you back in life. In 2002 she asked the eternal question Does My Bum Look Big In This? and got herself a bestselling novel…

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