• MAY 13

    Ann Clwyd at Waterstones Cardiff

    • 13 May 2017
    • Waterstones Cardiff, 2A The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1WB

    During these exciting and uncertain political times, Waterstones are hugely excited and proud to host an event with Welsh Labour Party politican Ann Clwyd, who will be in store promoting her book 'Rebel With a Cause' Saturday afternoon.

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  • APR 19

    The Summer of Brexit: Harry Mount in conversation with Joy Lo Dico

    • 19 Apr 2017
    • St Stephen’s Church Hall, Talbot Road, W2 5QT

    In the three short weeks between the EU referendum on 23 June and Theresa May’s entrance to Downing Street on 13 July, Brexit morphed into a murderous monster, swallowing David Cameron and George Osborne whole. Michael Gove stabbed fellow Brexiteer, Boris Johnson, squarely in the back, while Jeremy Corbyn was deserted by more than twenty Shadow Cabinet...

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  • MAR 05

    Matti Friedman at Jewish Book Week

    • 5 Mar 2017
    • Kings Place, Hall 2

    In an astute and moving exposé of war’s futility – part memoir, part reportage –  award-winning writer and journalist Matti Friedman, in conversation with Hugo Rifkind recounts in his nonfiction work Pumpkinflowers the fate that befell an Israeli military outpost on the Lebanese borders in the 1990s. A lyrical yet devastating insight into the day-to-day...

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  • JAN 19

    Is Anything Happening? An Evening with Robin Lustig in conversation with Rosie Goldsmith

    • 19 Jan 2017
    • Waterstones Piccadilly, London

    During a career spanning more than forty years, the award-winning journalist and broadcaster Robin Lustig has lived in, worked in and reported from more than eighty countries. He was in Berlin on the day Germany was re-unified, and in Moscow for the final day of the Soviet Union. He also met some of the world's most revered, and reviled, political leaders...

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  • DEC 12

    Book launch of Black Flag Down, with author Liam Byrne and Michael Gove

    • 12 Dec 2016
    • King's College, Strand, London Anatomy Theatre, Level 6 WC2R 2LS

    The New Statesman presents: Exclusive book launch of Black Flag Down – featuring a riveting debate on the battle against ISIS with author Liam Byrne MP and Michael Gove MP. Liam Byrne warns the Government must not 'dither in the face of danger’ as a ‘new age of ISIS’ threatens Britain. He makes this compelling case in a new book, Black Flag Down, which...

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  • OCT 23

    Bel Mooney at Yeovil Literary Festival

    • 23 Oct 2016
    • Manor Hotel, 6 Hendford, Yeovil, BA20 1TG

    Agony aunt, author and one of Britain's most successful journalists, Bel Mooney, was astonished at the depth of her sorrow and the emptiness in her life when her beloved small dog died. Social media posts and then a newspaper article about her feelings brought a deluge of responses. People sent pictures of their dogs and cats, personal anecdotes, and...

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  • OCT 16

    The Times Guide To Modern Manners: Peter York at Cheltenham Literature Festival

    • 16 Oct 2016
    • Cheltenham Literature Festival, Town Hall, Baillie Gifford Stage

    Is it OK to commit to something ‘nearer the time’ or answer your mobile during a conversation? Should we dress for the occasion? Vary our vocab to suit a situation? The Times Literary Editor Robbie Millen chairs a well-mannered panel of etiquette experts who can advise: co-author of The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook Peter York (Authenticity is a Con), novelist...

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  • OCT 14

    Alastair Campbell at Ilkley Literature Festival

    • 14 Oct 2016
    • Kings Hall, Station Road, Ilkley, LS29 8HB

    Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell, the man who knows better than anyone where the bodies are buried, picks up the story of the crucial years when, despite having left government, his level of involvement ‘barely abated’. He begins as Lord Hutton prepares to publish his report into the death of former UN weapons inspector David Kelly, and continues...

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  • OCT 10

    How Big Is Big Brother? Malcolm Rifkind at Cheltenham Literature Festival

    • 10 Oct 2016
    • Cheltenham Literature Festival, Town Hall, Baillie Gifford Stage

    With our intelligence agencies firmly in the spotlight in the wake of the Chilcot report, we turn our attention to their role on the home front. Former Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee Malcolm Rifkind (Power and Pragmatism) and distinguished human rights lawyer Helena Kennedy explore how governments balance civil liberties with national...

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  • OCT 06

    Ken Hom at Daunt Books Autumn Festival 2016

    • 6 Oct 2016
    • Daunt Books Marylebone

    My Stir-Fried Life: Ken Hom talks to James Steen at Daunt Books Autumn Festival 2016 Thu 6th October at 1:30pm Tickets £8.00 Ken Hom has delighted thousands with his cookery programmes and books and is recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities on Chinese and Asian food.  In this fascinating memoir, Ken speaks of his tough childhood growing up...

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