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  • Roy Strong

    The Story of Britain

    Roy StrongHow should our history be written? The Historian andndiarist introduces his elegant and highly entertaining version of these island's past.

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 10.30amaudio available

  • Trevor Jones talks to David Lewis

    Trevor Jones talks to David LewisJones was head boy at Gordonstoun, an usher at Princes Andrew's wedding, and ace helicopter pilot with a wonderful life ahead, when tragedy struck in an horrific skiing accident and Trevor was confined to a wheelchair for life. Not exactly "confined" - Walking on Air is the amazing story of this man's unwillingness to accept his fate.

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 10.40amaudio available

  • The Modern Library

    The Modern LibraryVirago founder Carmen Callil and Irish writer Colm Toibin have canonised "the 200 best novels in English since 1950". Join them to debate who's in, who's out and why?

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 12.10pmaudio available

  • John Mortimer

    The Sound of Trumpets

    John MortimerThe newly beknighted novelist turns his gaze on New Labour with delightful mischief in store. Mortimer chews the polenta with the political journalist Anthony Howard.

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 12.10pmaudio available

  • Robert Llewellyn

    Robert LlewellynThe Red Dwarf cult star discusses comedy and his novels The Man on Platform Five and Punchbag which is launched at the Festival.

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 2pmaudio available

  • Steve Jones

    Is Human Evolution Over?

    Steve JonesUtopian novels used to show ordinary people living in extraordinary societies. Now, the people change, but society stays the same (think of Star Trek) - because everyonw assumes that evolution is speeding up. In the first Predictions Lecture the great geneticist argues that this is untrue; that evolution has stopped; and that when it comes to our bodies, if not our minds, we are living in Utopia now.

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 2.10pmaudio available

  • Leslie Norris

    Leslie NorrisThe tales and images from Sliding and The Girl From Cardigan have informed the sensibilities of generations of readers in Wales and America where he lives, but is largely unknown in England. The greatest living Welsh short story writer and poet talks to Peter Florence about his writing and reads from his work.

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 2.10pmaudio available

  • Dr Thomas Stuttaford

    In Your Right Mind

    Dr Thomas StuttafordThe Times' medical guru explores the responses to and treatments of common psychological and psychiatric conditions.

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 4pmaudio available

  • Antonia Fraser

    Warts and All...

    Antonia FraserThe historian celebrates the quatro-centenary of "God's Englishman", Oliver Cromwell

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 4pmaudio available

  • Robert Newman

    Robert NewmanGreig's protagonist in When They Lay Bare is an unknown woman who overturns the closed society and family to which she returns.

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 4.10pmaudio available

  • Andrew Greig

    Andrew GreigGreig's protagonist in When They Lay Bare is an unknown woman who overturns the closed society and family to which she returns.

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 4.10pmaudio available

  • Lesley Glaister, Pan Houston, Barbara Gowdy

    Lesley Glaister, Pan Houston, Barbara GowdyReading and Conversation. Glaister's Sheer Blue Bliss is a thrilling novel about the sources of art and the unpredictable forces of loss and human craving. Houston, the author of the cult classic Cowboys are my Weakness presents her first novel Waltzing the Cat, a beautiful novel about relationships and place with one of the most dazzling aerial sequences ever written. The spectacularly inventive and magical Gowdy returns with her novel The White Bone, a story in which we learn everything anout elephants, their societal structure, their mythology, their language, their beliefs, an entire invented universe which is brilliantly put together, it seems almost logical.

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 6pmaudio available

  • Harold Pinter

    Harold Pinter
    A reading by the playwright and actor from his Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics, 1948-1998

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 6pmaudio available

  • Robert Harris

    Robert HarrisAn interview with th epeerless thriller-writer, author of the outstanding Enigma, Fatherland and Archangel.

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 6.10pmaudio available

  • Gareth & Jeremy Bowen

    The Family Business

    Gareth & Jeremy BowenTwo newsmen discuss how the role of the reporter has changed in the information age. Jeremy is the BBC's multiaward-winning Middle Eastern correspondent, speaking at Hay between covering the refugee situation in Albania and the crucial Israeli elections. His father, Gareth was the journalist who reported live from Aberfan in 1966.

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 7.30pmaudio available

  • Carl Hiaasen

    Carl HiaasenThe cult Florida crime-novelist and environmental hero Carl Hiaasen, author of Lucky You, Tourist Season, Strip Tease, Stormy Weather and Double Whammy, talks to Peter Guttridge author of A Ghost of a Chance and No Laughing Matter.

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 7.45pmaudio available

  • Howard Marks

    Mr Nice

    Howard MarksAn audience with the world's most charming ex-con. He was Britain's most wanted man. He's just spent seven years in America's toughest penitentiary for drugs smuggling. You'll like him/

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 7.45pmaudio available

  • Ardal O'Hanlon

    Ardal O'HanlonBlissful stand-up from the novelist and Father Ted star.

    Hay Festival 1999, Saturday 29 May 1999, 10pmaudio available

  • Magnus Mills, Tim Lott, Antonia Logue

    Magnus Mills, Tim Lott, Antonia LogueShortlisted for bothnBooker and Whitbread awards The Restraint of Beasts has become a cult classic. Blackest comedy set in rural Herefordshire, it is terrifyingly funny and beautifully written. Tim Lott author of the acclaimed and bestselling The Scent of Dried Roses, launches his new novel White City Blue, an articulate study of a man made of little more than the suit he wears and the car he drives. Logue presents her first novel Shadow-Box a dazzling mix of characters including the boxer Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion of the world, and Mina Loy the poet.

    Hay Festival 1999, Sunday 30 May 1999, 10.30amaudio available

  • The King And I

    The King And ISelf-proclaimed King of Hay Richard Booth opened the first bookshop in Hay 40 years ago and has led the second-hand book town movement throughout Europe. Lawyers allowing, he will launch his colourful autobiography My Kingdom of Books. In conversation with Phil Rickman.

    Hay Festival 1999, Sunday 30 May 1999, 10.40amaudio available

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