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Anthea Bell

Asterix in Hay

Hay Festival 2005, 
The great European translator who gave us Getafix, Dogmatix and Knavishtrix and redoubled the playful joy of the original French versions of the Asterix books.

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Guardian G2: The Hay Edition 3

Second Interview

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above Monday 30 May, 11:30am, below, 2.30pm, 5.30pm.

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Temple Grandin

Animals in Translation

Hay Festival 2005, 
The animal scientist explores consiousness and communication in Using the Myseteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behaviour. The horse might not talk, but it understands far more than we have ever guessed.

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Vernon Bogdanor

A Tale of Two Constitutions: New Labour, Europe and Britain

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Oxford Professor of Government juggles Runnymede, Brussles, woolsacks and gravy trains as he analyses the state of our Democracy. Chaired by Tom Bingham, Festival President and Senior Law Lord.

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Ronan Bennett, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Lelia Aboulela

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Bennett's Havoc in its Third Year is a moral thriller set in the upheavals of Puritan England. Gurnah's Desertion tells of forbidden love across cultures in twentieth-century Mombassa and Zanzibar. Aboulela's Minaret explores the Islamic awakening of an exiled Sudanese woman in contemporary London.

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Olivier Kugler

Guardian G2: The Hay Edition 4. Picture Editing and Illustration

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above [118], [123], [129], below [143].

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Philip Pullman

Hay Festival 2005, 
The author of His Dark Materials and now The Scarecrow and His Servant talks about making a story and how fairy tales are different from novels. He talk to Peter Florence.

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James Delingpole, Michael Collins, Tristram Hunt

Class

Hay Festival 2005, 
'I am a gentleman. I live by robbing the poor,' wrote George Bernard Shaw in his play Man and Superman. Class is the great British preoccupation. Hamish Mykura of Channel 4 chairs a discussion that samples a forthcoming series on the attitudes to the working, middle and upper classes.

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Francine Stock, Caroline Michel, Toby Mundy, Clare Alexander

Hay Festival 2005, 
Are readers getting what they want and deserve from publishing? The novelist and broadcaster is joined by major industry players from the independent and conglomerate sectors to debate the matter with the audience.

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Monty Roberts

Hay Festival 2005, 
The legendary horse whisperer talks to Revel Guest about his lifetime's work and latest book The Horses in my Life.

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James Campbell

Hay Festival 2005, 
The one and only stand-up comedian for children whose tales of flying MPVs, wasps and widgets will have anyone over the age of five in stiches.

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Alexander Waugh

Fathers and Sons: The Autobiography of a Family

Hay Festival 2005, 
Poet Arthur Waugh begat Alec and the great novelist Evelyn, Evelyn begat columnist ad Literary Review Editor Auberon, who fathered our own Alexander, biographer of God and Time

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Wales Book of the Year 2005

Hay Festival 2005, 
The announcement introducing the six shortlisted writers (three in English, three in Welsh) who wil be appearing. Simultaneous translation will be available. Hosted by Francesca Rhydderch.

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Nicolas Roeg talks to Jason Wood

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Director 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Interview with the legendary director and cinematographer whose credits include Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing and Insignificance. See also, [144] and [151].

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Vicki Goodwin

Open University Breakfast 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
In this first of four weekday OU sessions, the expert explores Living with Dyslexia in a World of Books.

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John Thackara

Hay Festival 2005, 
We're filling up the world wuth technology and devices, but what is this stuff for? And what value does it add to our lives? Thackara's In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World is about a world based less on stuff, and more on people.

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Tony Prater

The RSPB Cymru Lecture

Hay Festival 2005, 
The RSPB's Head of Conservation celebrates the joy of the graceful red kite and the powerful peregrine falcon as he explains the chequered history of birds of prey in Wales, from periods of severe persecution in the early twentieth century, through the pesticide problems in the 1960s to the current recovery phase.

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Babette Cole

Hay Festival 2005, 
The writer and illustrator of The Trouble with Dad, Mumy Laid an Egg, Dr  Dog and numerous pop-up books featuring every animal you can think of, will read us one of her favourite stories, draw some of her characters and ask the audience to help her create a story book on stage. (Age 4-6)

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Eleanor Updale

Montmorency

Hay Festival 2005, 
Winner of the Blue Peter Prize for 'The Book I Couldn't Put Down', Eleanor will talk about her intriguing hero and introduce his newest adventures Montmorency and the Assassins. She talks to Paul Blezard. (Age 9+)

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James Hall

Michelangelo and the Reinvention of the Human Body

Hay Festival 2005, 
The art critic and author of The World as Sculpture exaamines the Renaissance master's revolutionary depiction of the human form in sculpture, drawing and paint.

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Simon James

Hay Festival 2005, 
The dynamic and captivating illustrator, author of the award winning Leon and Bob and Days Like This unveils his latest creation, Baby Brains, a picture book as bright and engaging as it's extraordinary young hero. (Age 6+)

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Iranian Film Day

Presented by Channel 4

Hay Festival 2005, 
A day of Iranian cinema, screenings and interviews featuring critically acclaimed director Abbas Kiarostami and Mania Akbari's provocative directorial debut 20 Fingers, winner of the Best Film Cinema Digitale award at the Venice Film Festival 2004. Full details will be published online on 20 May at www.hayfestival.com/closeup

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Geza Vermes

The Passion

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Gospels were written 40-80 years after Jesus's crucifixion and they all contradict each other. Only John has Mary at the foot of the cross; only Luke has Jesus asking his father to forgive his persecutors; only Matthew dwells on Judas. The world's leading biblical expert examines for and by whom they were written and analyes the implications of their divergence for the central tenets of Christianity.

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David Bodanis

Electric Universe

Hay Festival 2005, 
A rollercoaster odyssey of inventors and madmen from James Clerk Maxwell and Michael Faraday to Alexander Graham Bell, remaking the world with electricity: the force responsible for everything from the structure of the atom the the functioning of our brains.

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Tim Bowler

Apocalypse

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Carnegie Award-winner's spellbinding Apocalypse is a terrifying story of a boy's desperate struggle to survive amid horrific circumstances. It is also a tale of hope, love and redemption. 
(Age 10+)

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