Lizzie Collingham in Ely

Tuesday 26th September

  • Venue Ely Library, 6 The Cloisters, Ely, CB7 4ZH
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
  • Price range £6 - 7
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The Hungry Empire tells the story of how the British created a global network of commerce and trade  that moved people and plants from one continent to another, re-shaping landscapes and culinary tastes. To be British was to eat the world. Millions of people across the world were caught up in the ever-expanding web of empire, and their lives were shaped and changed, some enriched and others destroyed, by the insatiable appetite of the British Empire.  Built around a selection of memorable meals across the centuries and the continents, The Hungry Empire tells the story of those people, from breakfast with an Assamese tribe, to Christmas dinner with a sailor in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Book places

Collect before the day £6

These specially reduced event book vouchers must be collected from the bookshop before Tuesday 26th September.

Collect on the day £7

These event book vouchers can be collected at any time, including on the door of the event.

Collecting your event book voucher

As our event book vouchers have a redeemable value, we do not post them out. They are available for collection from the bookshop at any point before the event (and there is often a slight incentive with this option), or alternatively they can be collected on the door of the event.

Group bookings

If you require more than 10 places, please contact the bookshop for a group booking so that we can arrange to seat you together.

How our event book vouchers work

The full price of your voucher is an advance book deposit against a copy of the book featured at the event, which also guarantees admittance for one person. Event book vouchers are redeemable at any point up to and including the day of the event, but not afterwards.

Pricing explanation

Meeting people at the bookshop is the best part of being a bookseller, so the discounted price for collection in advance is a little incentive for you to come and visit us before the day of the event itself!

Refunds and Exchanges

In order to maintain the great value of our event book vouchers, we have to reduce administration to an absolute minimum. This means that we aren’t able to refund or exchange event book vouchers.