Posts for October 2013

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Blog: Jerry Brotton - What are maps for?

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Historian Jerry Brotton spoke to Festival sponsor Waterstones ahead of his event at the Cheltenham Literature Festival…

Sebastian Faulks book signing, Literature 2013

News: How Was It For You?

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We’d like to say a huge thank you for attending The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 2013 – whether yo…

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Blog: Introducing: Katherine Hill

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Debut novelist Katherine Hill spoke to Festival sponsor Waterstones about her book, The Violet Hour… Katherine spo…

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Blog: Philippa Gregory on historical fiction

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Bestselling historical novelist Philippa Gregory spoke to us about the latest book in her Women of the Cousins’ War …

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Blog: Daljit Nagra’s Ramayana

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Poet Daljit Nagra read an extract from his retelling of the Ramayana, and explained to us how it is in some ways a wor…

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Blog: Double-0 Norman

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Writer, journalist, film critic and would-be Bond Barry Norman spoke to Festival sponsor Waterstones about his new mem…

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Blog: Dannie Abse reads three poems

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The poet Dannie Abse read three poems for us from his latest collection, Speak, Old Parrot… Speak, Old Parrot see…

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Blog: Richard Madeley - finally fiction

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Journalist, broadcaster and presenter Richard Madeley spoke to Festival sponsor Waterstones about his debut novel Some…

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Blog: Philip Hook on the value of art

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Senior Director of Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby’s Philip Hook speaks to Festival sponsors Waterstones a…

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Blog: Duncan Bannatyne - The survivor

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Festival sponsors Waterstones spoke to Duncan Bannatyne about his brave and candid new book Riding the Storm… When…

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Blog: A poem from Louis de Bernières

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Louis de Bernières treated us to a reading from his début poetry collection, Imagining Alexandria: Poems in Memory o…

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Blog: Graham Nash’s Wild Tales

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Festival sponsors Waterstones spoke to our second rock & roll legend of the week today at Cheltenham: Graham Nash …

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Blog: Louise Rennison talks tights...

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Festival sponsors Waterstones caught up with the quite frankly hilarious Louise Rennison this afternoon at the Festiva…

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Blog: Philip Ziegler on Olivier

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Biographer and historian Philip Ziegler has turned his eye from kings and prime ministers to the king of theatre, Laur…

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Blog: Cerys Matthews gets flash choired...

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The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is nothing if not unpredictable, as I found out whilst standing next to the s…

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Blog: Travel to hell with Brian May

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Festival sponsors Waterstones spoke to Brian May about his lifelong passion for the art of stereoscopic cards, his lov…

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Blog: Wendy Lower: Hitler’s Furies

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Festival sponsors Waterstones spoke to historian Wendy Lower about her book Hitler’s Furies at today’s Cheltenham …

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News: The Qualia Project

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With funding from the prestigious Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, Cheltenham Festivals are leading a ground-breakin…

Blog: Does Google make us stupider?

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Does Google make us stupider? Plato and Einstein battle it out. Dr. Sebastian Groes takes an in depth look at our L…

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