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Talk Durham Book Festival | David Almond: Bone Music

Durham Book Festival | David Almond: Bone Music


We are delighted to welcome David Almond back to Durham Book Festival. In this special family event, the Carnegie Medal winning author talks about his new novel Bone Music.

Sylvia, brave hearted and rebellious, moves to wild Northumberland from the city of Newcastle. She feels alien in this huge, silent, seemingly empty landscape, but then she meets Gabriel, a strange yet familiar boy. As they roam the forests and fells together, she sees nature with new eyes. She becomes aware that the past is all around her and is deep inside herself. This is a book of hope and joy – a book that celebrates humanity and explores the deep connections between ourselves and nature.

David Almond was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and grew up in the small mining town of Felling. His first book Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and was produced as a play by the National Theatre. David’s other books include The Fire Eaters, My Name is Mina, A Song for Ella Grey and The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean. In 2010 he was the recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.  

Suitable for ages 7+

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Sat 16 Oct 2021, 10:30am

Live subtitling by MyClearText

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Venue details

Gala Theatre
Millennium Place

Phone: 03000 266 600

Website: Gala Theatre

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