Cheltenham literature festival

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The 20-page rule: how much time should you give a devastatingly boring book?
Novelist Mark Billingham advises readers to angrily launch a book across the room after 20 non-gripping pages – but almost 40% of people will keep going right to the end

12, Oct, 2021 @1:36 PM

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Heart surgeon and author reveals how he once set fire to patient
Samer Nashef, author of The Angina Monologues, tells of coronary bypass that didn’t go to plan

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

10, Oct, 2019 @11:32 AM

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Chef Tom Kerridge says £32.50 fish and chips 'easily justifiable'
Tom Kerridge tells Cheltenham literature festival his dish uses ‘incredibly expensive’ potatoes

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

09, Oct, 2019 @1:15 PM

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Web of fear: Sam Warburton tells of his arachnophobia
Ex-Wales captain tells Cheltenham literature festival he could never go on I’m A Celebrity

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

05, Oct, 2019 @9:44 AM

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Richard Curtis: 'I regret not writing about love's trickier side'
Writer tells Cheltenham festival he wishes he had tackled problems that come with staying together

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

14, Oct, 2018 @1:12 PM

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Brexit is black cloud for UK arts, says former National Theatre boss
Sir Nicholas Hytner says council cuts and sidelining of subjects at school add to crisis

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

12, Oct, 2018 @9:03 AM

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Women avoid transgender debate in fear of reaction, says Jo Brand
Writer laments vilification of Germaine Greer and infighting within feminism

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

10, Oct, 2018 @3:19 PM

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Antony Sher: was Shakespeare a misogynist?
King Lear’s disgust at women may show playwright had problem with them, actor says

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

09, Oct, 2018 @4:18 PM

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Spy agencies are worst at learning from past, say experts
No profession is as ignorant of its history as the intelligence profession, book festival hears

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

08, Oct, 2018 @5:32 PM

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V&A director defends rising exhibition prices
Tristram Hunt says museum is working on price models, and warns over arts in schools

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

08, Oct, 2018 @12:58 PM

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Gary Barlow opens up about his weight issues and daughter’s death
Singer reveals how he became ‘unrecognisable’ after putting on weight after Take That split

Mark Brown

08, Oct, 2018 @10:55 AM

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Mr Darcy’s reputation as romantic hero trashed at Cheltenham literature festival
Writer Dolly Alderton says the ‘conceited’ Jane Austen character invented negging

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

07, Oct, 2018 @4:37 PM

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