Bath

Bath

Escaping the chaos of Brexit and the Tory Leadership contest, we spend a glorious weekend at the Bath Literary and Music Festival. Bath is one of my favourite Cities. Every corner turned reveals another scene from the past perfectly preserved. On Saturday evening I’m...
Worcester

Worcester

Back to the theatre tour on Saturday evening at the beautiful ‘The Countess of Huntingdon’s Hall’ in Worcester. This 18th Century building was once a place of worship and some of the audience are sitting on highly polished pews. Andy Richardson is back as my...
Chipping Camden

Chipping Camden

Noon on Saturday and I’m with John Sutherland discussing George Orwell at the Chipping Camden Literary Festival. John is Emeritus Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London. The author of very many books he is a leading expert on Victorian...
Stamford

Stamford

Here I am signing books provided by Walkers Bookshops, an independent bookseller with shops in Stamford and Oakham. My ‘Evening With’ event is at the Corn Exchange in Stamford, a lovely town preserved in it’s Regency splendour. It’s also the hometown of Bron Madson,...
Whitstable

Whitstable

The Whitstable Literary Festival had a year off in 2018. I provide the opening interview of 2019.  This event had everything – a great organiser in Victoria Falconer, who is a Beatles/Wings fanatic (but charmingly so), a great interviewer in the shape of...