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IRVING FINKEL – on the world’s oldest way of writing at Swindon Festival of Literature

IRVING FINKEL – on the world’s oldest way of writing Cuneiform script, on tablets of clay, traces its roots back to 3,200 BC when, for the first time ever, someone came up with the idea of writing! The choice of clay as writing medium in ancient Mesopotamia meant that records of all kinds could survive …

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Elizebeth St. John visits her ancestral home at Lydiard Park.

ELIZABETH ST JOHN – on loyalty, family bonds, love, and betrayal in the decadent Stuart Court. What was life like for Lucy St John, a beautiful orphaned girl of English high society in the early days of the rule of James 1, times of glittering pageantry and cutthroat ambition, when the most dangerous thing one …

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