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Old Feb 23rd 2009, 6:09 am
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Who's going to this and what are you going to see?

I am going to check out Jung Chang, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and maybe the session on literature knows no bounds...
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Old Feb 23rd 2009, 6:13 am
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Who's going to this and what are you going to see?

I am going to check out Jung Chang, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and maybe the session on literature knows no bounds...
what's this then?
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Anything about Harry Potter or Rupert Bear on show?
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what's this then?
Its the regions first literary festival which is happening this weekend, lots of world class authors on show...

Get yourself along big man...
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Anything about Harry Potter or Rupert Bear on show?
I believ that there are lots of childrens authors for the younger audience, your kids could take you LH

Seriously ask your kids about Anthony Horowitz...
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Its the regions first literary festival which is happening this weekend, lots of world class authors on show...

Get yourself along big man...
ah man I would have liked to, and most certainly mrs spugsy would have, but we're in Lebanon as of this Friday fella.
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I'm boycotting it since they have already banned one book and many more are not available in the UAE.

It's should be called " The Abridged Festival of Literature".

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I'm boycotting it since they have already banned one book and many more are not available in the UAE.

It's should be called " The Abridged Festival of Literature".

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Factually incorrect, but check out the following and make up your own mind.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009...ature-festival

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009...erary-festival
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Factually incorrect, but check out the following and make up your own mind.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009...ature-festival

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009...erary-festival
So the UAE doesn't ban books then? Does that mean I can pick up a copy of the Satanic Verses, or perhaps the God Delusion?

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So the UAE doesn't ban books then? Does that mean I can pick up a copy of the Satanic Verses, or perhaps the God Delusion?

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Norm you live here and have lived here for a while, where you not aware of censorship issues before you came? For a start theres that place that i cannot remember for the life of me what its called, which is not recognised in this part of the world?

I was and you make your choices accordingly... No censorship in China? No censorship in the states? No censorship in the UK?
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For anyone interested here's the link:

www.eaifl.com

{My sibling's one of the organizers of this, so pls excuse the shameless plug.....}

Censorship or no, it's nice that some in the UAE are keen to promote something a little loftier other than champagne brunches......
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For anyone interested here's the link:

www.eaifl.com

{My sibling's one of the organizers of this, so pls excuse the shameless plug.....}

Censorship or no, it's nice that some in the UAE are keen to promote something a little loftier other than champagne brunches......
it is indeed fella, and I would be there if I wasn't out of the country.

Just like the art exhibition I went to the other night, I'd love to see more things like this on.
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it's a real shame that what looks like a great festival has got all this bad publicity though...will do no harm to sales of Geraldine Bedell's book, mind you...

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Who's going to this and what are you going to see?

I am going to check out Jung Chang, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and maybe the session on literature knows no bounds...
yep going on thursday
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