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Old 25th May 2009, 13:29   #1
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Default Edinburgh Book Festival 2009

Oh dear - looks like my bluff has been well and truly called .....

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Ticket prices

Adult events range from £5.00 - £12.00
(£4.00 - £10.00 concessions)
Some adult events are free
Children's events range from £2.50 - £4.00
Some children's events are free


£12.00 for one hour's entertainment - is that good value?
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Old 25th May 2009, 18:29   #2
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I once paid £15 to see Cake in Glasgow and they only played for 56 minutes. I was annoyed at the short set, but still would have happiily paid double - they were great.

A book festival event, though? Well, probably not. But that's only because I'll be distracted by the other festivals and skint anyway.
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Oh dear is right... hardly a good time to be raising prices, and at a rate even higher than last year's jump. Yikes.
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Will anyone be going this year? I shall be there for a couple of days in a work-capacity, but if anyone's about it would be lovely to meet for a coffee or something.
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Will anyone be going this year?
Most likely. I'm just waiting for the programme to be published so that I can decide how long to take off work.
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I should be there too. Were you at Hay, Kirsty?
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Sadly I wasn't at Hay, Ang. Would love to have been, but my boss always manages to snag that particular trip!

I'll be at Edinburgh 19-21 August, so if anyone is about then... We'll see when the programme comes out!
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For all my grousing and sniping, I'm a tad excited this morning .... the programme is due in just over 5 hours ......

Some pointers here.
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Sounds like KevinfromCanada's sources were right about Atwood specifying churches only to promote this book:
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the great Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood will provide one of the highlights of the festival, introducing her latest novel, The Year of the Flood, in a church on Princes Street.
I have never noticed a church on Princes Street but I'll take their word for it that there is one. Maybe it is at the top of Jenners (just a little joke for Beth's benefit). Peggy is always a sell out so since I am no longer a "friend" I probably won't get tickets anyway.
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Peggy is always a sell out so since I am no longer a "friend" I probably won't get tickets anyway.
I'm not much of an Atwood fan but I'm going to try and get a ticket to this regardless, it sounds too interesting an event to intentionally pass over.
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