• SEP 18

    Kathleen Wyatt at Budleigh Literary Festival

    • 18 Sep 2022
    • Budleigh Literary Festival

    “There are a few secrets,” he tells me. “A few discoveries that I’ve never published. Some of the most powerful ones. I wouldn’t betray them under torture.” In a time of deep fakes, alternative truths and leaked secrets, it would be easy to think that we are surrounded by lies. While most people are shaking their heads and muttering dark things about...

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  • SEP 17

    Andrew Mitchell at Budleigh Literary Festival

    • 17 Sep 2022
    • Budleigh Literary Festival

    THE WINNER OF THE PARLIAMENTARY BOOK AWARD 2021 FOR BEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY A PARLIAMENTARIAN Veering from the hilarious to the tragic, Andrew Mitchell’s tales from the parliamentary jungle make for one of the most entertaining political memoirs in years. From his prep school years, straight out of Evelyn Waugh, through the Army to Cambridge, the...

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  • SEP 10

    Michael Cockerell at Chiswick Book Festival

    • 10 Sep 2022
    • Chiswick Book Festival

    Our political leaders spend their careers spinning their images and polishing their achievements; Michael Cockerell has spent his professional life stripping off the gloss. Over fifty years, he has gained unrivalled access to the secret chambers of Westminster and Whitehall. Here, he reveals in illuminating and often hilarious stories what our top...

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  • JUL 16

    Kathleen Wyatt at Ways With Words

    • 16 Jul 2022
    • Ways With Words Festival

    In a time of deep fakes, alternative truths and leaked secrets, it would be easy to think that we are surrounded by lies. Former Times Journalist, Kathleen Wyatt, introduces us to a cast of professionals and professional liars, all to help her prove a remarkable thesis: lies hold us together as much as they push us apart and they play a vital role...

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  • JUL 12

    Inigo Bing at Ways With Words

    • 12 Jul 2022
    • Ways With Words Festival

    In the nineteenth century, the law concentrated on setting the legal boundaries to the social cost of progress. The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have produced new challenges that were unknown to Victorians and Edwardians. Law now encompasses ethics and the need for change has been identified. Former Judge, Inigo Bing, tells the stories of ten...

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  • JUL 09

    Colin Yeo at Ways With Words

    • 9 - 10 Jul 2022
    • Ways With Words Festival

    How would we treat Paddington Bear if he came to the UK today? Perhaps he would be a casualty of extortionate visa application fees; or maybe he would experience a cruel term of imprisonment in a detention centre. Now he faces the possibility of being shipped off to a different country. Immigration barrister Colin Yeo exposes the iniquities of an immigration...

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  • JUN 10

    Andrew Mitchell at Hexham Book Festival

    • 10 Jun 2022
    • Theatre, Queens Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS

    Veering from the hilarious to the tragic, Andrew Mitchell’s tales from the parliamentary jungle make for one of the most entertaining political memoirs in years.  Andrew Mitchell brilliantly lifts the lid on the dark arts of the government Whips’ Office (‘Whipping, like stripping, is best done in private’) and reveals how he accidentally started Boris...

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  • MAY 21

    Kathleen Wyatt at Aye Write!

    • 21 May 2022
    • Mitchell Library

    In a time of deep fakes, alternative truths and leaked secrets, it would be easy to think that we are surrounded by lies. How do we do this extraordinary thing – often under the most ordinary of circumstances? How do we convince each other to suspend disbelief? Do we really tell more lies today? And considering her own lies, can she even be trusted...

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  • MAY 19

    Alison Colwell at Aye Write

    • 19 May 2022
    • Mitchell Library

    No Excuses charts an extraordinary principal’s journey in diary form from the moment she took over at a failing secondary school in a deprived area of the country, where less than a quarter of children attained five or more A*–C GCSEs, and how she set about the gruelling task of transforming its reputation using her zero-tolerance, tough-love approach...

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  • MAY 09

    In Conversation with Geoffrey Robertson

    • 9 May 2020
    • Chipping Camden Literary Festival

    World-renowned human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson discusses his two books, Who Owns History? and Rather His Own Man, at the Chipping Camden Literary Festival.

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