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CANCELLED – Heat: Cooking with Chillis

Wednesday 29th June, 8pm

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Chilli aperetifs, chilli appetisers, chilli desserts; experience a provocation of the senses. From humble origins in a tucked-away corner of Latin America, this fiery little fruit has found its way into the food of more than half the world. Respected food and drinks writer Kay Plunkett-Hogge grew up in […]

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Charlotte Hobson

Monday 4th July, 8pm

Strikingly vivid, The Vanishing Futurist, the debut novel by award-winning writer Charlotte Hobson, pierces the heart with a story of fleeting, but infinite possibility. When twenty-two-year-old Gerty Freely travels to Russia to work as a governess in early 1914, she has no idea of the vast political upheavals ahead, nor how completely her fate will be […]

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Jill Dawson on Patricia Highsmith

Tuesday 5th July, 7.30pm

Patricia Highsmith’s work recently reached a new audience with the release of the tremendous film, Carol. The Crime Writer, the new novel from Jill Dawson, explores the mystery and intrigue in the life of the enigmatic woman behind such creations as Carol and Mr. Ripley. The story is set in 1964, and sees Highsmith hiding […]

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Adrian Tinniswood

Thursday 7th July, 8pm

There is nothing quite as beautiful as an English country house in summer. And there has never been a summer quite like that Indian summer between the two world wars, a period of gentle decline in which the sun set slowly on the British Empire and the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand […]

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Jessie Burton

Tuesday 19th July, 8pm

Jessie Burton’s name has been on every reader’s lips since her bestselling debut novel, The Miniaturist propelled her onto the literary stage. She has since won countless awards and gained high acclaim – now she’s back with The Muse. We are thrilled to welcome the extremely talented Burton, introducing one of the most anticipated books […]

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Guided Walk and Tour with Peter Lovesey in Bath

Sunday 24th July, 10.30am

A guided walk with Peter Lovesey around the locations and settings that inspired the latest instalment of the Peter Diamond Mysteries,  Another One Goes Tonight. Lovesey has a natural affection for the city of Bath, an affinity clear in the rich and evocative descriptions that pervade his work. Join Peter as he takes us through […]

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Sarah Moss in Bath

Monday 25th July, 8pm

In The Tidal Zone, Sarah Moss has written a captivating study of aftermath exploring parental love, fear, illness and recovery. Adam is a stay-at-home dad who is also working on a history of the bombing and rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral. He is a good man and he is happy. But one day, he receives a […]

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Richard III with Chris Skidmore

Friday 9th September, 8pm

King Richard III’s personality was forged in the tribulation of exile and the brutality of combat, his short two-year reign becoming one of the most tumultuous in English history. Popular interest in his colourful life is undergoing somewhat of a revival at present, with his remains alleged to have been found in an unlikely resting-place […]

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Simple Supper with Diana Henry

Wednesday 14th September, 8pm

She is our favourite flavour queen, she has charisma by the bucket and she is one of the most magical cooks writing today. Her superb, award winning cookbooks – Crazy Water Pickled Lemons, Roast Figs Sugar Snow, Salt Sugar Smoke, A Change of Appetite, A Bird in the Hand are always exciting and never allowed […]

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Ashes of London with Andrew Taylor

Thursday 15th September, 8pm

Time-hopping crime writer Andrew Taylor returns to us for another foray into the deadly mysteries of history. This time, Andrew’s smouldering new novel, Ashes of London, is set during the Great Fire of London: towering infernos turn the proud and booming city of 17th century England into a blistering hellscape; but that is not all […]

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Anna Pasternak

Tuesday 20th September, 8pm

Lara tells the story of the love between Boris Pasternak and his typist and literary muse, Olga Ivinskaya and the affair which devastated the Pasternak family. This astonishing true history gives new illumination to the tragedy behind Pasternak’s masterwork, Doctor Zhivago. This heartrending account explores her great uncle’s hidden act of moral compromise and describes […]

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Robert Harris

Tuesday 27th September, 8pm

Robert Harris, Britain’s leading thriller writer, returns to launch the Bath Autumn Book Festival. His new novel, Conclave, swells with intrigue and twisting intensity. The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive […]

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Margaret Atwood’s Shakespeare

Saturday 8th October, 8pm

Come and spend an evening with the bestselling novelist Margaret Atwood this autumn as she discusses her new novel, Hag-Seed, a reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Margaret’s novel take on this tale of enchantment, revenge and second chances is filled with new surprises and wonders of its own. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from […]

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An Evening with Raymond Blanc in Bath

Tuesday 11th October, 8pm

Raymond Blanc OBE is one of the world’s most highly regarded chefs, his legendary hotel and restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is the only British country house hotel to sport two Michelin stars for more than three decades and he famously  mentors many leading head chefs across the world. This evening he will share his […]

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Good, Good Food with Sarah Raven

Thursday 27th October, 8pm

Sarah Raven is not only an inspirational cook, she was also once a doctor and has a wealth of medical training and knowledge behind her. Here she brings together her unique talents to offer a magnificent canon of recipes, sharing her medical knowledge to explain exactly how and why certain foods help protect your body […]

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David Crystal

Wednesday 15th March 2017, 8pm

Grammar is in the news again, involving new generations of children, teachers, and parents. People continue to argue about what’s right and wrong, and try to get to grips with the complexities. But why is grammar thought to be so difficult? How do children learn it so easily? Is there a way of making its […]

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