BookMark Book Festival

Charity number: SCO45599

BOOKMARK 2016 Festival Tickets

Get your tickets for the 2016 BOOKMARK Festival here.

Festival Tickets are available from

One Voice
Upper Mill Street

01250 871120

and online from Monday 27th June


Maggie O'Farrell - 'This Must be the Place'

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The dazzling new novel from Sunday Times bestseller and Costa Award-winner Maggie O'Farrell, crosses time and zones and continents to reveal an extraordinary portrait of a marriage.

Chair: Fiona Armstrong


Blairgowrie Community Campus Fri 7th Oct 18.00-19.00 £6
James Naughtie - 'Paris Spring' followed by Drinks Reception

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19.30 -20.30

After 'The Madness of July', comes 'Paris Spring', where Will Flemyng finds himself in Paris in 1968 at a time when the city seethes with would-be revolutionaries and spies. Against this tense backdrop, Flemyng's world is soon turned upside down.

20.30 -21.30

Drinks Reception hosted by the Provost of Perth and Kinross Council


Blairgowrie Community Campus Fri 7th Oct 19.30-21.30 £6
Richard Holloway - 'Light and Darkness: a Conversation about Religion'

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Richard's latest publication, 'A Little History of Religion' will be the jumping off point for this discussion: looking at the positives and negatives of religion and its role in current conflicts in the world.

Chair: James Naughtie


Blairgowrie Community Campus Sat 8th Oct 10.00-11.00 £6
Stuart MacBride - 'In the Cold Dark Ground'

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This is the tenth novel in the six times No 1 bestselling Logan McRae series - there is a war brewing and Logan is trapped right in the middle, whether he likes it or not

Chair: Russel McLean


Blairgowrie Community Campus Sat 8th Oct 11.45-12.45 £6
Sue Lawrence - 'The Night he Left'

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Food Writer, Sue Lawrence talks about her venture into fiction with this her second novel. The Tay Rail Bridge disaster impacts on two families - 1879 (Dundee) and 2015 (Glenisla and Dundee) with devastating results.

Chair: Fiona Armstrong


Blairgowrie Community Campus Sat 8th Oct 14.00-15.00 £6
Sir John Lister-Kaye - 'Gods of the Morning'

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Sir John's talk is based on his most recent book 'Gods of the Morning' which draws on a lifetime of observation and celebration of the Highland countryside and the birds that come and go through the year.

Blairgowrie Community Campus Sat 8th Oct 15.45-16.45 £6
Sally Magnusson - 'Where memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything'

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Sally Magnusson talks about her bestselling memoir and the experience of her mother's dementia that led to her founding the charity 'Playlist for Life'.

Blairgowrie Community Campus Sat 8th Oct 17.30-18.30 £6
Meet the Author Members' Supper Event

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A wonderful opportunity to meet with Sally Magnusson and enjoy a meal with other BOOKMARK members and guests.

This event is open to BOOKMARK members only.

The Red House Hotel, Coupar Angus Sat 8th Oct 19.30-21.00 £20
Blairgowrie Players - 'Whisky Galore - the Radio Play'

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Set in a traditional 1950s Home Service drama studio and based on the famous novel by Compton Mackenzie, this offers an afternoon of classic Scottish comedy. The story of the wrecked SS Cabinet Minister and its 50,000 cases of whisky is told against the background of over 100 sound effects with hilarious results.

Blairgowrie Town Hall Sun 9th Oct 13.30-16.00 £10
(to include afternoon tea)


Everyone attending an event must have a ticket.

Entry is by ticket only.

Booking for events on the weekend 7th - 9th October opens on 27th June and closes on Thursday 6th October at 5pm.

Tickets may be purchased at the door - subject to availability. We have a no refunds policy.

Doors open 15 minutes before the start of each event.

Please arrive in good time to be seated by the start time on your ticket. To avoid disruption, we do not admit latecomers.

Any tickets sold via the website after 11.30 am on Tuesday 4th October will be kept for the buyer at the Blairgowrie Community Campus.