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Hay Festival WW Edition...

To purchase wellies or not to purchase wellies that is the question?

Despite seeing brochures of the Weekend Winter Hay Festival extravaganza at my local Berry Red shop I somehow slipped into blissful unawareness as to the location of this festive treat. 108 more words


The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Axl and Beatrice are an elderly couple living in England in the time following King Arthur and the wars between Britons and Saxons (circa 6th century).   494 more words

Book Reviews

Tom Holland addresses Islam

On 25 May 2015, Tom Holland delivered the inaugural Christopher Hitchens lecture at the Hay Festival. He called it De-radicalising Muhammad. It was an appropriate title for a speech in memory of a man who was so articulate in his condemnation of organised religion in general and Islam in particular. 617 more words

Speech Critique

Beautiful Wales / Das wunderschöne Wales

I moved to Wales one year ago, and luckily, besides all the University stress, I had the chance to discover some great places. Wales has so much to offer, but one of my favourite things to do is to jump into the car and go for a road trip. 320 more words


Going Wild With Ideas

The wild trend is everywhere today, from wild swimming to foraging for food in the wild. Wild thinking has a place amongst this revival, delighting us and reminding us of our natural creative abilities.   541 more words

Knowledge Creation

Hay Festival Segovia 2015 - what's happening this year?

It is the 10th edition of the Hay Festival Segovia this year and the anniversary will be celebrated in the historic town with an impressive programme of events featuring leading writers, artists and cultural commentators – with lots of food, wine, music and dancing too of course.   514 more words

Spanish Culture

How to Clone a Mammoth by Beth Shapiro

A rare foray into non-fiction for me, as I share my thoughts on Beth Shapiro’s How to Clone a Mammoth.

I bought the book after hearing Shapiro talk at this year’s Hay Festival.   1,287 more words

Book Reviews