The Ways of the World with Robert Goddard in Ely

Wednesday 10th July 2013

  • Venue St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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The year is 1919 and the eyes of the world are on Paris. A glittering array of statesmen and politicians are gathered to determine the fate of the world in the dark aftermath of the Great War. In an atmosphere of tension, fear and intrigue, the last thing anyone needs is for Sir Henry Maxted, a brilliant member of the British diplomatic corps, to fall to his death from the roof of his mistress’s apartment building. Sir Henry’s grieving son, fighting the attempts of the negotiators to suppress the suspicious elements of the event, is determined to discover the reasons for his father’s death…

We are huge fans of Robert Goddard’s work in the bookshop: he remains one of the greatest writers of political thrillers of the last hundred years, and his plots are always absolutely gripping. He is a sparkling speaker with an unbelievable grasp of the history and politics of the twentieth century: we are delighted to be able to give you the opportunity to hear this master of the art of mystery and intrigue’s take on writing, the world of war-torn Europe and the espionage novel as a genre.