Friday 6th October – Sunday 15th October
Events will include:
Roy Lancaster – MY LIFE WITH PLANTS – Top plantsman Roy Lancaster talks about his life through people, plants and places.
Helen Rappaport – CAUGHT IN THE REVOLUTION : PETROGRAD 1917 – The gripping story of this momentous year told through the eye-witness accounts of the city’s many foreign residents.
Vanessa Nicolson – THE TRUTH GAME – Vanessa’s personal recollections of the friends, lovers and family who have played a vital role in her life.
James Hamilton – GAINSBOROUGH : A PORTRAIT – A new biography (the first in decades) charts the dazzling rise of Thomas Gainsborough from Suffolk country boy to royal intimate.
Chris Bryant – ENTITLED: A critical history of The British Aristocracy – Chris reveals how the wealthy and powerful ended up ruling our nation.
Judith Mackrell – THE UNFINISHED PALAZZO: LIFE ,LOVE AND ART IN VENICE – The fascinating history of an abandoned Venetian Palazzo and the lives of its wildly eccentric and scandalous residents. A story of sex, money, art and three unconventional women.
Kathryn Hughes – VICTORIANS UNDONE: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum – A ground breaking account of what it was like to live in a Victorian body.
Anne de Courcy – THE HUSBAND HUNTERS : Social Climbing in London and New York – A fascinating account of the occasionally comical and sometimes brutal realities of husband-hunting in The Gilded Age
Elisabeth Luard – SQUIRREL PIE (AND OTHER STORIES) : Adventures in Food Across the Globe – A Literary Luncheon with Elisabeth Luard