There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.
LEADING FROM THE FRONT
A much-decorated soldier, General Sir Richard Dannatt is a leading authority on military and defence issues. His distinguished service in Northern Ireland and Kosovo, and his role at the head of the British Army, make him uniquely qualified to tell the fascinating story of how the British Army has shaped, and been shaped by, world events. Today, he introduces Boots on the Ground, his new book examining its history since 1945.
Chaired by Sheena McDonald.
Wed 23 Aug 2017, 6:45pm