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Opening- Andrew Motion: The New World
The Festival's fifth decade is opened on Friday 3 October by
the former Poet Laureate, Sir Andrew Motion.
The poet, novelist and biographer explores the synergy between poetry and
prose. Friday 3
October, 7.30pm, Kings Hall, £12/10
Plus, The Pickled
Egg is the official Festival blog and packed with reviews
Festival Trustee and blogger at The Pickled Egg
Andrea Hardaker share her Festival picks.
A Dog's Life
I enjoy books about family relationships - especially dysfunctional ones!
Holroyd seems like a real character and I am interested in his work both as
a biographer and author. Sunday 5
October, 4pm, Craiglands Hotel, £8/6
Behind the Lines
Gabriel Woolf and Rosalind Shanks
I am fascinated to hear Gabriel Woolf and Rosalind Shanks (two of the best
known voices on BBC radio) reading from the work of Wilfred Owen, Ivor
Gurney and Edward Thomas. Saturday 11
October, 7.30pm, Otley Courthouse, £10
Kirsty Wark The
Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle
As a fellow Scot and journalist I am a great admirer of Kirsty Wark. Her
latest fictional work tells the story of a lonely island woman. Having
lived in some remote areas of Scotland I can identify with this community.
I also won't be able to resist a sneaky question about the Referendum! Sunday 12
October, 1.30pm, Kings Hall, £12/10
The Tightrope Walkers
Ilkley writer/reviewer JY Saville sent me a review of this book for the Pickled
Egg and I found myself desperate to read it and see David's
event on the strength of her review. Wenesday 15
October, 8pm, Ilkley Playhouse, £6/3
Having freelanced as a journalist for tabloids in the past (pre phone
hacking!) I am fascinated by Nick's talk. The Festival has a habit of
booking speakers at just the right time... Davies' book has also been
snapped up by Hollywood A-lister George Cloony. Sunday 18
October, 2pm, Kings Hall, £7/5