We are following government guidance we are now running socially distanced events in line with government guidance. We’re still working hard to reschedule postponed events, and we will be touch to confirm new dates as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience and support.
Staying On – Paul Scott By turns touching and hilarious, Scott’s popular bittersweet Booker-winner, tells of the eventful retirement of former British army officer Tusker Smalley and his wife Lily in a small Indian hill town. Both a subtle study of an enduring marriage and a sharp eyed look at the bizarre legacy of Empire, […] See more »
Leonard and Hungry Paul is a charming, warm-hearted celebration of all that is treasurable about everyday life, “stories of overlooked people who had simply lived their lives as best they could”. It’s witty, but the jokes, refreshingly, are never at anyone’s expense. See more »
Newly refitted, The White Ship sank near the Normandy coast on 25 November 1120. Three hundred souls drowned after the ship foundered on rocks. There was a single survivor. Amongst the dead was William Adelin, the only legitimate son and heir of Henry I. His death led to a crisis of succession and a period […] See more »
While presenting Great Lives on Radio 4, Matthew Parris noticed a trend in the lives of the exceptional people the programme covered: many of them had been marked by extreme trauma and deprivation. This is the theme of Fracture: Stories of How Great Lives Take Root in Trauma, which explores the surprising connection between trauma and greatness through vivid […] See more »
Devices and Desires by P. D. James Set round a remote stretch of Norfolk coast in the shadow of a nuclear power station, Devices and Desires is perhaps the richest and most complex of P. D. James’ great series of Adam Dalgleish mysteries. Not only a gripping mystery, but a haunting depiction of a small community at war with itself, […] See more »
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