Friday 7th October – Sunday 16th October
Events will include:
Anne Sebba – LES PARISIENNES: How the women of Paris lived, loved and died in the 1940s, explores what it felt like to be a woman in Paris in 1939-49.
John Suchet – THE LAST WALTZ tells the intriguing story of two generations of the Strauss family in Vienna. The dynasty produced some of the best known and best loved music of the nineteenth century.
Adam Sisman – JOHN LE CARRÉ The Biography peels back layers of the great Le Carré enigma to reveal that the real world of David Cornwell is as shadowy and thrilling as his much-loved fiction. It’s impossible to imagine this biography being bettered.
Nick Holland – IN SEARCH OF ANNE BRONTË Nick Holland has enormous affection for Anne Brontë and his excellent book is filled with passion and pathos.
Nicholas Crane – THE MAKING OF THE BRITISH LANDSCAPE Nicholas explores the history of 12,000 years of the British landscape, from the Ice Age to the twenty-first century.
Frances Wilson – GUILTY THING : A LIFE OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY explores the life of literature’s most famous drug-addict, a man of dazzling complexity and originality, and explores his obsession with Wordsworth, and Coleridge and the idea of murder as a fine art.
Ross King – MAD ENCHANTMENT Ross combines biography with art history to reveal for the first time the full and dramatic story behind the creation of one of the greatest achievements in the history of art .