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theartsdesk in Hay: Books Etcetera | reviews, news & interviews

theartsdesk in Hay: Books Etcetera

theartsdesk in Hay: Books Etcetera

Burgeoning bookfest goes multimedia

Hollywood-on-Wye: Rob Lowe talks to Mariella Frostrup at Hay

Watching bookaholic punters tramping down windswept country lanes in hiking boots, anoraks and rucksacks instantly alerts you to the singular quality of the Hay Festival, though it's surprising that nobody has grasped the glaring opportunity to set up a tent selling Alfred Wainwright's fell-walking guides and Kendal Mint Cake. But where else can you find such a high density of starry names and media taste-makers in a soggy field on the Welsh border?

Watching bookaholic punters tramping down windswept country lanes in hiking boots, anoraks and rucksacks instantly alerts you to the singular quality of the Hay Festival, though it's surprising that nobody has grasped the glaring opportunity to set up a tent selling Alfred Wainwright's fell-walking guides and Kendal Mint Cake. But where else can you find such a high density of starry names and media taste-makers in a soggy field on the Welsh border?

The story about how Francis Coppola cut all Lowe's best scenes from The Outsiders was a painful lesson in Hollywood realpolitik

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