BIBLIT PROGRAMME 2022
Plan Your Weekend
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.
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)
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.
1.30pm Sat 23rd April 2022
John Preston's The Fall tells the life, and death, of Robert Maxwell in intimate and compelling detail.
2.30pm Sat 23rd April 2022
Television personality, novelist and journalist Rachel Johnson, outspoke and witty, describes her (unsucessful) attempt to become an MEP.
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.