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Thursday, June 14

6pm: Mark Beaumont, FM, £13 (£11 concessions)

6.15pm: Liz Lochhead. SBBM, £9 (£7)

6.15pm: Dr John Reid, Lochcarron Marquee, £9 (£7)

7.30pm: Prue Leith, FM, £13 (£9)

7.45pm: Charles Glass with Rory Bremner, SBBM, £9 (£7); Katriona MacEwan, LM, £9 (£7); James Naughtie, FM, £13 (£11)

9.15pm: Iain Banks, SBBM, £9 (£7).

Friday, June 15

4.45pm: Simon Watt, SBBM, £9 (£7)

6pm: William Boyd, FM, £13 (£11)

6.15pm: Frank Close and Peter Higgs, SBBM, £9 (£7)

7.30pm: Sir David Frost with Rory Bremner, FM, £13 (£11)

7.45pm: James Holland, SBBM, £9 (£7)

9pm: Jeremy Vine, FM, £13 (£11)

9.15pm: Richard Holloway, SBBM, £9 (£7).

Saturday, June 16

1.30pm: Sir Walter Scott Prize, FM, £13 (£11)

3pm: Britain’s Best Historical Fiction, FM, £13 (£11)

4.30pm: Melrose Mastermind hosted by Sally Magnusson, FM, £13 (£11); Jennie Erdal, DCST, £9 (£7)

4.45pm: Jeremy Wade, SBBM, £9 (£7); Borders Writers’ Forum, LM, £9 (£7)

6pm: Hilary Mantel, FM, £13 (£11)

6.15pm: Kathy Lette, SBBM, £9 (£7); Tom Pow, DCST, £9 (£7)

7.30pm: Ian Rankin, FM, £13 (£11)

7.45: Andrew Miller, SBBM, £9 (£7)

9pm: Rory Bremner, Kirsty Wark and James Naughtie, FM, £13 (£11)

9.15pm: Chris Bookmyre, SBBM, £9 (£7).

Sunday, June 17

3pm: Tam Dalyell, FM, £13 (£11)

3.30pm: Vivien French: an introduction to writing for children, DCST, £5

4.30pm: Andy McNab, FM, £13 (£11)

4.45pm: Isla Blair, SBBM, £9 (£7); Exciting new voices in fiction, LM, £9 (£7)

6pm: Alastair Darling, FM, £13 (£11)

6.15pm: Patrick Gale, SBBM, £9 (£7); Allan Massie, LM, £9 (£7)

7.30pm: The Jewel in the Crown with Art Malik and Susan Wooldridge, FM, £13 (£11)

7.45pm: Ed Smith with Rory Bremner, SBBM, £9 (£7)

9pm: John Sessions, FM, £13 (£11).

Family Festival

programme

Saturday, June 16

10.45am – Sir Charlie Stinky Socks with Kristina Stevenson, age 4-8, £5, SBBM.

11am – Write On! Writing competition awards, age 9 plus, free, LM

12noon – Dr Death and the Evil Medicine Show with Simon Watt, age 8-108, £5, FM

12.15pm – The Buttons Family Vivian French, age 3-7, £5, SBBM.

1.15pm and 2.15pm – Bookbug Rhyme Session, babies and under 35s, free, DCST.

1.45pm – Howlers, Blunders and Random Mistakery with Philip Ardagh, age 8-12, £5, SBBM.

1.45pm – Crafty Carvings Workshop, all ages, £3, LM.

3.15pm – Agatha Parrot with Kjartan Poskitt, age 6-10, £5, SBBM.

3.15pm – Walker Books Picture Book Picnic with Vivian French, age 3-6, £5, LM.

3.15pm – Storytime, all ages, free, DCST.

 

Sunday, June 17

12noon – Mercy Grinder and Fiddleduster Squint - Who Next? with Vivian French, age 8 plus, £5, FM.

12.15pm – Ping! with Chae Strathie, age 3-7, £5, SBBM.

12.15pm – Crafty Carvings Workshop, all ages, £3, LM.

1pm – Storytime, all ages, free, CDST.

1.30pm – Horrid Henry with Francesca Simon, families and age 6 plus, £5, FM.

1.45pm – Can You Write? with Eleanor Updale, age 8 plus, £5, SBBM.

2.15pm – Storytime, all ages, free, DCST.

3.15pm – The 13th Horseman with Barry Hutchison, age 9 plus, £5, SBBM.

3.15pm – Paper Pirates Workshop with Lucy Roscoe, age 6-10, £5, LM.

Venues

FM: festival marquee

SBBM: Scottish Borders Brewery Marquee

LM: Lochcarron Marquee

DCST: Davidson Chalmers Storytelling Tent

How to book

Online: www.bordersbookfestival.org

By email to boxoffice@bordersbookfestival.org

By telephone, 0844 357 1060 (Monday-Friday 10am -5pm).

By post to Borders Book Festival, Harmony House, St Mary’s Road, Melrose, TD6 9LJ

In person at box office marquee June 14-17, 10am-9.15pm.