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Hay-on-Wye, la Booktown al confine tra Galles e Inghilterra

Il libraio Richard Booth negli anni ’60 si è auto-incoronato Re di Booktown, che ufficialmente viene chiamata Hay-on-Wye. È una piccola cittadina che si sdraia sul confine tra Galles e Inghilterra. 338 more words


Top Ten Prettiest Books I Own

Hi all! Apologies for the complete lack of posting last week but unfortunately work and real life got in the way. (What a great start to my resolutions!). 983 more words



Hello!  I’ve taken over from Emma as the Writers’ Circle webmaster.  She’s done amazing things with our website and social media connections and will be a ridiculously hard act to follow – but I have bought a book (which is my answer to every problem).  373 more words

Hay Festival Archive of Hitchens Talks

Hay Festival Archive of Christopher Hitchens Talks

Thanks to Peter Florence, one of the Directors of the Hay Festival, for posting this excellent archive of CH talks in one of the fan groups. 7 more words

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