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University of Warwick Book Festival 2013

Su Blackwell, "The Quiet American", Book-sculptureThe inaugural University of Warwick Book Festival 'Worlds of History', took place on Saturday 15 June at Warwick Arts Centre.

Launched as an initiative by the Institute of Advanced Study in partnership with Queen Mary University London, this year’s festival was centred around the theme ‘Worlds of History’ and celebrated some of the finest contemporary writing on a diverse range of historical periods, themes and ideas.

Some of the highlights of the day included Associate Editor of The Times Ben Macintyre’s talk on Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies, which has been described by critics as an “utterly gripping story” about the five key D-Day double agents.

Literature fans enjoyed hearing bestselling biographer Paula Byrne (author of Perdita, and Mad World) on her highly acclaimed new work The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things.

Student writers showcased their work throughout the day.

Full details and a programme are available at

Image: Su Blackwell, The Quiet American.

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