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Tim Clayton and Phil Craig

Trafalgar

Hay Festival 2005, 
We celebrate the bicentenary of Britain's finest naval hour, and the death of one of its greatest heroes, Admiral Horatio Nelson.

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Sophie Windham

Hay Festival 2005, 
Take one dog, add a nasty duck and you have a recipe for frenzy, fowl play and fun. The author and illustrator reads and draws from her new picture book Harold and the Duck.

(Ages 5-7)

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Charles Jencks and Deyan Sudjic

The Prospect Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
Has the age of iconic building come to an end? Prospect Deputy Editor Alex Linklater is joined by Jencks, author of The Garden of Cosmic Speculation and The Iconic Building and Sudjic author of The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful Shape the World.

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Juliet Gardiner

Wartime Britain 1939-45

Hay Festival 2005, 
The historian has had access to a staggering wealth of rich, new material which covers all aspects of the conflict from conscription, rationing, propaganda and censorship to the plight of seperated families, lack of money, entertainment and victory.

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Debi Gliori

Deep Water

Hay Festival 2005, 
A few days before it's official release, Debi previews the fifth in the Pure Dead series, Deep Water: a dragon struggling with the Atkins diet and a tarantula trying to teach her daughters the rudiments of mascara; both contained in a recipe that could only have been cooked up in the Gliori-cauldron. 
(Age 9-11)

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Eoin Colfer

The Federation Lecture

Hay Festival 2005, 
The fantasist-thriller writer will introduce the fourth in his series, Artemis Fowl The Opal Deception, in a talk full of fun, laughter and fascination.
(Age 9+)

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Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan and Christine Kisney

Imaging the Imagination

Hay Festival 2005, 
The interplay between visual and literary art in Wales, discussed by the internationally-acclaimed artist and poet Kinsey and Lloyd-Morgan, Head of Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, where she has specialised in artists' archives.

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Julian Barnard, Graham Challifour, Glenn Storhaug

Searching for Cerato

Hay Festival 2005, 
In August 2004, a three-man film team from England set out to find the Cerato flower in it's original habitat: the Min Valley in the eastern foothills of the Tibetan plateau. They present their short film and discuss some of the ideas that inspired it, including Bach's remedy system and Chinese Toaism, T'ang Dynasty poetry and the Min Valley landscape. Barnard's latest book is Bach Flower Remedies: Form and Function.

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Piers Morgan talks to Rosie Boycott

The Insider: The Private Diaries of a Scandalous Decade

Hay Festival 2005, 
Tabloid thug finds journalistic redemption protesting against Iraq War, then gets fired over dodgy photos.

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Simon Thurley

The Lost Buildings of Britain

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Head of English Heritage re-examines Britain's oldest monastery at Glastonbury, desecrated during the Reformation, the elegant Palace of Whitehall, home to the Tudor and Staurt kings, Nottingham Castle, Millbank Penitentiary, Fonthill Abbey and the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

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Vesna Goldsworthy, Matthew Sturgis, Nick Flynn

Biographers' Panel

Hay Festival 2005, 
Although purportedly an account of forty years in the life of a passionate Serbian woman, Goldsworthy's Chernobyl Strawberries traffics in the births and deaths of whole worlds. Sturgis is the biographer of the artist Walter Sickert. Flynn's Another Bullshit Night In Suck City is a darkly comic story of an unconventional reunion between father and son. Chaired by Brenda Maddox.

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Tony Benn and Roy Bailey

The Writing on the Wall

Hay Festival 2005, 
We celebrate Benn's 80th birthday with this spellbinding anthology of dissent in a concert of speeches and songs from the barricades across the ages. He is joined by the great folk singer.

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Richard Jones

Soft Machines: Nanotechnology and Life

Hay Festival 2005, 
Why the nano-world is so different to the macro-world that we are all familliar with, and how nanotechnology may have more in common with biology than conventional engeneering.

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Wendy Moore, Hugh Purcell, Frances Stonor Saunders

Biographers' Panel

Hay Festival 2005, 
Moore's The Knife Man tells the life of the eighteenth-century surgeon and anatomist John Hunter, the friend on whom Stevenson based Dr Jekyll. Pucell's The Last English Revolutionary is the tale of British Communist and guerilla warfare guru, Tom Wintringham. Stonor Saunders is the biographer of the great fourteenth-century English mercenary John Hawkwood.

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Cressida Cowell

How to Be a Pirate and How to Train your Dragon

Hay Festival 2005, 
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III has been a pirate in training and has struggled with a somewhat brawny dragon. The creator of this dashing, brave and everso hairy Viking brings her raucous and slapstick books to life on stage. 'Bulging with good jokes, funny drawings and dramatic scenes, it is absolutely wonderful.'
(The Independent on Sunday) (Age 6-10)

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James Shapiro

1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

Hay Festival 2005, 
In 1599 England became entangled in a war with Ireland, Edmund Spenser died penniless and works by Marlowe and Nashe were publicly burnt. Shakespear bought The Globe Theatre and wrote Henry V, As You Like It, Julius Caesar and Hamlet.

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Bella Bathurst, Joanna Kavenna, Garth Cartwright

Travellers Tales

Hay Festival 2005, 
Bathurst's Wreckers is a gripping history of wrecking, looting and salvaging from the eighteenth century to the present day. In Kavenna's The Ice Museum she adventures north in search of the Atlantis of the Arctic, the mythical land of Thule. Cartwright's Princes Amongst Men recounts a Balkan odessy in search of the secret history and culture of Europe's greatest musicians: the Roma.

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Malachy Doyle

Hay Festival 2005, 
Writing a book can take the popular Welsh writer anything from a day, Well, a Crocodile Can!, to a year, Georgie. Some of the stories he writes are very short, but he goes over and over them hundreds of times until he feels they are just right. He takes them into the garden, or the bathroom if it's raining, and reads them out loud. His most recent book is Amadans, an hilarious combination of fantasy, technology and monsters. 
(Age 8+)

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Charlie Higson

Hay Festival 2005, 
The co-creator of The Fast Show has now produced the story of the youth who became the legend, 007. Higson talks about the daunting task of recreating one of the country's most recognisable characters and introduces Silverfinm the first in the Young Bond series. With Paul Blezard.
(Age 10+)

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Andrew Parker

Seven Deadly Colours: The Genius of Nature's Palette and How it Eluded Darwin

Hay Festival 2005, 
The eye's 'perfection' was the one problem Darwin could not resolve with his theory of evolution by natural selection. Parker sorts him out showing how colour has affected flora and fauna in different environments across the globe.

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Saul David

Zulu

Hay Festival 2005, 
A magisterial account of British Imperial ignominy: ivasion, deception, atrocity, cover-up and election disaster in nineteenth century Southern Africa.

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David Belton and Pippa Cross

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Producers 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
Michael Caton Jones directs John Hurt in the up-coming drama-thriller Shooting Dogs. The producers preview clips from the film, and discuss the issues arising from fictionalising a true story of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda that followed the UN withdrawal.

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Ben Shephard

After Daybreak: The Liberation of Belsen

Hay Festival 2005, 
British troops entered Bergen-Belsen in April 1945. By June they had saved 46,000 prisoners from typhoid and starvation, but 14,000 died. The historian examines the medical relief and it's planning.

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Simon Heath, Helen Gregory, Toby Whithouse

No Angels

Hay Festival 2005, 
The producers and writer of the hit Channel 4 comedy drama on sex and drugs and nurses roles.

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Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore

Hay Festival 2005, 
The two Steves are renowned for their fantastic, funny and iteractive events. Their irreverent approach to history, film and culture makes for brilliant entertainment in books such as Star Bores: May the Farce be with You, Stone Me (a retelling of Greek Mythology where Medusa features as the supply teacher from Hell) and the best-selling Tales of the Dark Forest series.
(Age 8-11)

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