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Talk Wigtown Book Festival | Frank Gardner - Outbreak

Wigtown Book Festival | Frank Gardner - Outbreak

Synopsis

In person & Online event

In this event, the chairperson will be in the venue and the speaker will be joining remotely. £5 tickets will be redeemable against a copy of the book when purchased at the venue during the event.

Deep within the Arctic Circle, three scientists from the UK's Arctic Research Station trudge through a blizzard in search of shelter. They see a cabin ahead. It appears abandoned. No lights. No snowmobile outside. But as they push open the door, the smell hits them. Within hours, a full-scale operation to contain a contagion is underway. Samples are rushed to the laboratories at Porton Down on high alert. What they discover changes everything. Supported by phone and data intercepts, British Intelligence reaches a terrifying conclusion: that Russia has been developing a new generation of bio-weapons. Dispatched to investigate, MI6's Luke Carlton finds himself on a serpentine trail of lies and deception.

About the author: Frank Gardner is the BBC's Security Correspondent. In June 2004, while reporting in Riyadh, Frank and his cameraman, Simon Cumbers, were ambushed by Islamist gunmen. Simon was killed outright, Frank was shot multiple times and left for dead. Against all expectations, he survived and, in 2006, published his acclaimed and bestselling memoir, Blood and Sand. In 2009 he published Far Horizons, a much praised account of his life as an inveterate traveller and explorer. His first novel, the thriller Crisis, was a No.1 bestseller. Awarded an OBE for services to journalism, Frank has also written for the Economist, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph and Time Out and has been published in The Best of Sunday Times Travel Writing. He lives in London with his family.

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

Event details

Sun 26 Sep 2021, 6:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

Wigtown Book Festival
County Buildings
Main Hall
Wigtown
DG8 9JH

Phone: 01988 403 222 (Box Office)

Website: Wigtown Book Festival

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