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Welcome to Books on Tyne 2017

The partnership between Newcastle Libraries and the Lit & Phil continues with the seventh year of Books on Tyne: The Newcastle Book Festival. Both venues will stage a remarkably varied programme of events.

The City Library offers some old favourites such as John Grundy and Chris Phipps, and the Polari Literary Salon returns with one of the biggest names in crime writing, Val McDermid. Janet Ellis will talk about her Blue Peter days and her new life as an author.  Other topics include vampires, hospitals, poetry, local history and, as ever, plenty of crime!

The Lit & Phil have an equally diverse programme with football, rare books, railways, and discussions with actors turned authors, Hugh Fraser and George Costigan, on offer. Look out, too, for some great family events on 2nd December.

This year we are working in partnership with Waterstones, based in the beautiful Emerson Chambers building. Their team will be helping sell books at our events.

The Books on Tyne Team

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