Scarborough Books by the Beach full programme

Joan Bakewell
Joan Bakewell

The full programme for Books by the Beach runs as follows:

Wednesday April 13

Paul Hannam: The Wisdom of Groundhog Day, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 10am

How to turn every day into the best day of your life

Alison Wier, Tudor Lunch, The Old Kitchen, Wykeham Abbey, noon

Female historian talks about her latest biography The Lost Tudor Princess

Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg

Groundhog Day (PG), Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 5.15pm

Scarborough Film Society screens the Billy Murray-Andie MacDowell hit. Bill Murray is a TV weatherman who lives the same day over and over.

Sherlock Holmes Festival Dinner, Scarborough Town Hall, 7.30pm

Leading Sherlock expert David Stuart Davies presents an Encounter with Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle

Vince Cable

Vince Cable

Thursday April 14

Harry Parker: Anatomy of a Soldier, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 10am

The former soldier, injued on tour in Afghanistan, talks about his first novel.

Classical Concert, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 12.30pm

Great Operatic Composers with Michelle Rothery, Phillip Mindenhall, Frank James and Maria Billington

MC Beaton, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 3pm

The crime writer talks about her career.

Joann Fletcher, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 5.30pm

Scarborough-based Egyptologist shares strange secrets

Peter James, Festival Dinner, Palm Court Hotel, 7.30pm

The crime writer returns to Books by the Beach

Amnesty International Event, Poetry of Philip Gross, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 7.30pm

Friday April 15

Fiona Barton and Janet Ellis, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 11am

Murder most foul with the two debut novelists

Joan Bakewell, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 1pm

The author and broadcaster talks about her latest book Stop All the Clocks

Simon Armitage, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 3pm

Yorkshire-based poet discusses his odyssey Walking Away

Alice Roberts, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 5.30pm

Author, broadcaster and anthropolgist talks about the Celts

Melvyn Bragg, The Spa, Scarborough, 7.30pm

Writer and broadcaster discusses is latest novel Now is the Time – a retelling of the Peasants’ Revolt

Saturday April 16

Tracy Chevalier and Claire Harmon, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 10am

The two writers on the World of Charlotte Bronte.

Richard Hines, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 1pm

Documentary film maker presents How Kes, My Kestrel, Changed My Life.

Tracy Chevalier, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 3pm

The bestseller reads from and talks about At the Edge of the Orchard

Lizzie Ostrom, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 5pm

Lifelong fragrance fan on Perfume, A History of Scents

Wold Top Beer and Greensmith Nibbles, Greensmith and Thackwray, St Nicholas Street, 6pm

Five beers and accompanying snacks

Vince Cable, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 7.30pm

Wartime Lies, Scarborough Cemetery, Dean Road, 10am and 3pm

Walking tour revealing wartime heroism, mystery and murder

The former Liberal Democrat’s chief economic spokesman, discusses his book After the Storm.

Sunday April 17

Celebrity Sunday Papers, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 10am

With Vince Cable and Franny Moyle

Andrew Sisman and Andrew Lownie – The Spying Game – Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 1pm

John Le Carre and Guy Burgess are under discussion

Franny Moyle – The Art of Turner – Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, 1pm

Biographer and former BBC creative director talks about new biography The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of JMW Turner

Joanne Harris and Christopher Fowler, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 3pm

Psychological Thrillers and Peculiar Crimes

Hugh Fraser – The Making of an Assassin, Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 5pm

TV’s Captain Hastings on his debut crime novel Harm

David Stuart Davis, Scarborough Prison, Dean Road, 7pm.

The writer performs The Games Afoot

Wartime Lies, Scarborough Cemetery, Dean Road, 10am and 3pm

Walking tour revealing wartime heroism, mystery and murder

l Tickets for all events are available from the Stephen Joseph Theatre box office in person or on 01723 370541.