BIBLIT PROGRAMME 2022

Plan Your Weekend

JANE RIDLEY

10am on Sat 23rd April 2022

Jane Ridley, Professor of Modern History at BuckinghamUniversity, has followed her scintillating biography of Edward VII  with the equally acclaimed George V.

JESSIE CHILDS

11am Sat 23rd April 2022

Award-winning historian Jessie Childs will be talking about her new book, The Siege of Loyalty House, which tells the story of one of the most extraordinary episodes of the English Civil War.


'Extraordinary, thrilling, immersive... at times almost Tolstoyan in its emotional intelligence and literary power' (Simon Schama)

ANDREW LOWNIE

12 noon Sat 23rd April 2022

Andrew Lownie’s new book The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Loves was described by The Lady magazine as daring “to go where no other Mountbatten biography has gone before”. He will describe how the glamorous image of the couple, both born into a life of privilege, hid a wealth of insecurity and infidelity.

JOHN PRESTON

1.30pm Sat 23rd April 2022

John Preston's The Fall  tells the life, and death, of Robert Maxwell in intimate and compelling detail.

RACHAEL JOHNSON

2.30pm Sat 23rd April 2022

Television personality, novelist and journalist Rachel Johnson, outspoke and witty, describes her (unsucessful) attempt to become an MEP.

SIMON HEFFER

3.30pm Sat 23rd April 2022

Simon Heffer's depth of knowledge brings an added dimension to his editing of the unexpurgated diaries of 'Chips' Channon, greatest gossip of the twentieth century

ANNE DE COURCY

6pm Sat 23rd April 2022

We are delighted to be hosted the first  exclusive launch of Anne's new book, Five Love Affairs and a Friendship: Scenes from the Paris Life of Nancy Cunard, which was written during lockdown at  her house in nearby Barnsley

REV. JONATHAN AITKEN

11am on Sunday 24th April 2022 in St Mary's Church

The Rev Jonathan Aitken will discuss the extraordinary life of the abolitionist John Newton. Newton initially worked in the slave trade – and one point was himself the slave of a West African princess. Gradually, he came to believe that it was incompatible with being a Christian and joined forces with William Wilberforce to abolish it.