Simon Winder in Bath

Monday 30th September 2013

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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In Danubia, Simon Winder tells the history of the peculiar Habsburg family – an unstable mixture of obsessives, melancholics, musicians, and warriors – who ruled most of Central Europe and Germany until finally packing up in 1918. Winder combines historical depth with personal anecdote to deliver a fascinating account of a dynasty and the people and lands they ruled, including everything from Mozart to bear-moats, from Kafka to guinea-pig zoos.