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kellock
Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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Another year, another virtual book festival. What I wouldn't give to be at an in person event 😕 #hayfestival

Cathythoughts Covid 🤬😭 1y
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charl08
Love | Roddy Doyle
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Listened to the fabulous Roddy Doyle this evening. I can't wait for his book to be published here (not until October. Sadness)

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ElaineR
A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
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This was rather wonderful. Natalie Haynes races through the whole of the Iliad as the truly wonderful Chris Riddell live draws it. Fair play to both, that was an absolute joy to watch. "A Thousand Ships" was already on the TBR (having really loved Pat Barker's "Silence of the Girls") but it's just jumped way up the list. #HayFestival

MallenNC I liked this session too! I haven‘t read her book yet but I want to do so. 3y
ElaineR @MallenNC I thoroughly enjoyed it. Natalie was just a pleasure and Chris Riddell's drawings I love anyway 3y
ElaineR @MallenNC sorry, pressed send too soon lol. Meant to add, really felt for Chris trying to keep up though! Can't have been easy. 3y
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MallenNC @ElaineR Yes! Thanks don‘t know how he kept up as well as he did. Especially at the end when she was rushing to finish. 3y
Lesanne Oooh, I just got Silence of the Girls and can‘t wait to read it. This sounds fabulous also! 3y
MinnieTimperley Loved this. Can't wait to read her book. 3y
ElaineR @Lesanne I really liked Silence of the Girls. Think this will be very different but hopefully just as good. 3y
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ElaineR
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Catching up on some of yesterday's #HayFestival, including the truly remarkable poet and playwright Inua Ellams.

MallenNC I enjoyed this one too. I just watched his Barbershop Chronicles online last week. 3y
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MallenNC
A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
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I‘ve never been terribly interested in Greek myths but this virtual Hay Festival session made them fun. Natalie Haynes very quickly told these stories while an artist drew funny interpretations. #HayFestival

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ElaineR
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After yesterday's #Hayfestival talk I treated myself. Now here's hoping I can actually get some reading done.

Birdsong28 Have you heard his podcast on BBC Sounds app? It's called your Dead To Me. It's really good and interesting. 📚 📖 3y
ElaineR @Birdsong28 I haven't. Thanks, will definitely check it out. 3y
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ElaineR
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First talk today "How to argue with a racist" by Adam Rutherford. #HayFestival

Libby1 I heard him speak in Belfast earlier this year. Brilliant. I‘ve been inspired to start this book today. 2y
ElaineR @Libby1 he's very good. I haven't read any of his stuff yet but I do have s couple on the shelves to read. Also fab to see someone from Belfast on here. I'm from Carrick (now live in Cardiff though). 2y
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ElaineR
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Jon Sopel on Trump's Whitehouse at #HayFestival now. Saw him at hay last year (or was it 2 years ago) discussing his first book about the Trump campaign. Highly amusing.

squirrelbrain I seem to be having issues with all of these - they get stuck whether Zi watch them live or on catchup 😠. Our internet is a bit rubbish so it must be that. 3y
ElaineR Oh no, what a pain. Maybe it's this windy weather causing issues. 3y
Cuilin Anybody order Hay player? 3y
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ElaineR @Cuilin I have done previously but haven't got subscription at the min. I think if Lockdown goes on much longer I might though. I'm running out of podcasts to listen to! 3y
Cuilin @ElaineR I‘m seriously considering it! 3y
ElaineR @Cuilin there's definitely some good stuff on there. Have you signed up for any of this years stuff? 3y
Cuilin @ElaineR Yes. But having a hard time accessing. So not watched. That‘s why I‘m considering Hay player. Not sure it would work in the US. (edited) 3y
ElaineR @Cuilin oh no. I've been very lucky from the sounds of it. No real problems with any so far. 3y
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ElaineR
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Just finished Rutger Bregman talking to Lily Cole about his book, Humankind. Really excellent talk. Well worth a watch and should be available on #HayFestival site for free. Sorry for terrible pic 😂

squirrelbrain Oh, I nearly signed up for this one but had too many others on the list. I may watch it later.... 3y
ElaineR @squirrelbrain the good thing about the virtual festival is no parallel sessions. It was always hard to pick 😂. Rutger was very impressive. He talks a lot of sense! Books been on my radar for a while but this cemented it. 3y
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ElaineR
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First of today's #HayFestival talks, Greg Jenner talking about "Dead Famous" and the history of celebrity. One for the TBR I think!