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Born Yesterday writer at festival

Gordon Brown and Tony Blair
Gordon Burn covered the Blair-Brown handover in his book

An author who wrote last summer's news as a novel and another who went in search of a sporting superstar will appear at the Inverness Book Festival.

Gordon Burn covered the Blair-Brown prime ministerial handover, Glasgow Airport attack and the search for Madeline McCann in Born Yesterday.

Richard Moore has won awards for his book In Search Of Robert Millar about the Tour de France cyclist.

Nicola Upson, John Kelman and Scarlett Thomas will also feature.

Michael Norton, who wrote 365 Ways to Change the World, will appear at a lunchtime event during the festival, which runs from 29 September to 3 October in Eden Court, Inverness.

New developments this year include a section for children and schools, creative workshops and initiatives involving Highland Libraries and Bookstart.

Comedian and comic book writer and artist, Kev F Sutherland, will also lead a comic art master class for adults.

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