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I'm having a particularly incompetent couple of days. Didn't manage to get on the Book Festival site early enough and Benn, Dawkins and Pratchett are all, predictably, sold out. I have tickets for Holloway, though, hurray. And AC Grayling and Jasper and Mark Thomas and Susie Dent. Ah well. I probably wouldn't have been able to get all the time off anyway.

I wonder how you put your name down for returns.

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blue_condition
Jun. 20th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
Awww. Tony Benn is an absolute star, I met him about 15 years ago when the 1980-1990 volume of his diaries came out, and have heard him speak on other occasions. I don't agree with him on a lot of (well, ok, any!) economic issues, but I am 100% behind him on civil liberties. He is quite simply the one of the most charismatic people I've ever met, and a real gentleman to boot. Totally undogmatic, very warm and human. The man is a national treasure.

Sadly I think Caroline's death, his illness and what the Labour government has done to the country has taken quite a lot out of him, and he looks awfully frail now. If you ever do get the chance to meet him snap it up.
pickwick
Jun. 20th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I thought he'd been looking a bit frail recently, which was one reason I really wanted to see him this year. Argh.

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