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Peter Florence on the historical figure he’d most like to invite to Hay

The founder of the festival answers 11 of Prospect's questions

By Prospect Team   June 2018

First news event you can recall?

The first thing I remember is the Sgt Pepper album playing all day. Then The Very Hungry Caterpillar. And my father having a heart attack, from which he recovered. Those were my first “news stories.” I have a vague memory of seeing a politician talking about Vietnam and thinking he was lying. The world turns…

The book you are most embarrassed you never yet read?

In for a penny… I’ve read nothing from China written before this century. This is a little like confessing to…

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