Olympic star in city talk

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THE man who designed the Olympic cauldron is set to discuss his career at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Thomas Heatherwick’s book, Making, also tells the stories behind his other designs, such as the “Seed Cathedral” created for the Shanghai Expo and the newly-shaped London double-decker bus.

The lighting of the cauldron, which is made up of 204 individual copper petals – one for each nation taking part in the Olympics – has been one of the iconic moments of the Games.

He will appear at the book festival on August 25.