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Edinburgh Literary Festival

Here I am shaking hands with my interviewer Dan Gray before heading into the Big Tent where we appeared in...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Iain Dale is one of my favourite presenters on LBC and that’s not just because he made my book ‘In...

Seamus Heaney Home Place

I’ve loved Seamus Heaney’s poetry since reading ‘Digging’ almost 50 years ago. That poem led to me requesting his collected...

Open House Festival – Bangor

To Northern Ireland for my third appearance at the Open House Festival organised, as always, by the intrepid Lesley Richardson,...

Blog from the final ‘This Week’

‘This Week’ began 16 years ago and I began appearing regularly half way through its life span. For some inexplicable...

Felixstowe Book Festival

On the hottest day of the year so far, I make my first visit to the Felixstowe Book Festival. In...

Lowdham Book Festival

The Lowdham Festival has welcomed me three times before but ahead of this year’s event I join my interviewer, John...

Hull

The establishment of any new independent bookshop is a cause for celebration; doubly so when it’s in my former constituency...

Belfast

This photograph of me with Stephen Cosgrove, my interviewer at the Belfast Book Festival event last Thursday, shows my wife...

Tewksbury

As you can tell from this photograph of me shaking hands with Andrew Wilson whilst preparing to leave the Roses...

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