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Thu 30th Mar 2017
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Venue: Oxford Literary Festival

Michael and Anne Heseltine will be talking about their book, Thenford: The Creation on an English Garden at the Oxford Literary Festival on Thursday 30th March at 6pm.

More information here: http://oxfordliteraryfestival.org/authors/2017/michael-heseltine

Thu 6th Apr 2017
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Venue: National Portrait Gallery, London

Alexander Larman discusses the life and loves of Lord Byron, the most notorious of all the Romantic poets, and one whose literary genius was equalled by his passionate affairs.

More information here: http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/event-root/april/lunchtime-lecture-06042017

Fri 7th Apr 2017
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Venue: Bute Park, Cardiff

Michael and Anne Heseltine will be talking about their book, Thenford: The Creation on an English Garden at the RHS Flower Show in Cardiff on Friday 7th April.

Fri 7th Apr 2017
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Venue: Waterstones Bristol Galleries, Bristol

Bill Jones will be reading from The Life and Time of Algernon Swift at 7.30PM in Waterstones in Bristol Galleries. 

Sun 30th Apr 2017
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Venue: Chipping Norton Town Hall, Chipping Norton

Matthew Dennison, historian and biographer, explores the extraordinary life of Beatrix Potter, one of the world's bestselling, most cherished authors. His beautifully written account of Potter’s life, Over the Hills and Far Away, reveals how her circumstances and time shaped her writing and reminds us of the deep love many of us feel for those exquisite ‘little tales’. 

Matthew Dennison will be talking about his book, The Life of Beatrix Potter, at the Chip Lit Festival at 1pm on Sunday 30th April.

More information here: https://www.chiplitfest.com/author/matthew-dennison

Sat 6th May 2017
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Venue: Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire

David Manners, the Duke of Rutland, will be talking about his book, Resolution, at Bevloir Castle on the 6th of May.

Thu 18th May 2017
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Venue: National Portrait Gallery, London
Historian and author Elizabeth Norton explores the seven ages of the Tudor woman, from childhood to old age, painting a portrait of the lives of queens and serving maids, nuns and harlots, widows and chaperones.
 
Elizabeth Norton is a historian of the queens of England and the Tudor period. She is the author of biographies of Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves and Catherine Parr, and of England's Queens: The Biography.
 
Elizabeth Norton will be speaking at 1.15PM at the National Portrait Gallery. More information and tickets here: http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/event-root/may/lunchtime-lecture-18052017
Tue 23rd May 2017
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Venue: Forbidden Planet Megastore, London
Join Cory Doctorow signing Walkaway at Forbidden Planet London on Tuesday 23rd May from 6 – 7pm!
 
Hubert, Seth and Natalie are way too old to be at a Communist party. But in a world wrecked by climate change, in a society owned by the ultra-rich, in a city hollowed out by industrial flight, they have nowhere else to be and nothing better to do.
 
But there is another way. After all, now that anyone can design and print the basic necessities of life – food, clothing, shelter
– from a computer, there is little reason to toil within the system. So, like thousands of others in the mid-21st century, the three of them turn their back on the world of rules, jobs, the morning commute and … walkaway.
 
It’s a dangerous world out there, the empty lands are lawless, hiding predators - animal and human alike. Still, when the initial pioneer walkaways flourish, the thousands become hundreds of thousands, building what threatens to become a post-scarcity utopia. But then the walkaways discover the one thing the ultra- rich have never been able to buy: how to beat death. And now it’s war – a war that will turn the world upside down.
 
Fri 26th May 2017
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Venue: Waterstones Birmingham

Cory Doctorow will be signing copies of his book, Walkaway, at Waterstones Birmingham at 1pm on Friday 26th May. 

More information available here: https://www.waterstones.com/events/cory-doctorow-signing/birmingham

Sat 27th May 2017
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Venue: At-Bristol, Bristol
2016 was a year of rebellion and radicals. The Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s victory in America is creating major political change. And there’s likely more to come with elections in France, Germany, Holland and Italy as well as the possibility of a new referendum in Scotland. Where is this push for change coming from and what might happen in the future? What are the opportunities in this period of radicalism and rebellion?
 
Douglas Carswell will be in conversation with Jamie Bartlett and Claudia Chwalisz on Rebels and Radicals at the Bristol Festival of Ideas on Saturday 27th May at 12.30PM.
 
More information and tickets available here: http://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/events/rebels-and-radicals/

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