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September 2020

James Holland Live Stream Event – Sicily ’43

24 September @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
At Home
£8

From the top 10 bestselling author of Normandy ‘44*, *this is the story of the biggest seaborne landing in history that was one of WWII’s most crucial campaigns. Based on his own battlefield studies in Sicily and on much new research over the past thirty years, Sicily ‘43 offers a vital new perspective and will fill a major gap in the narrative history of the Second World War.

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The Creative Writing Course with Wendy Holden returns!

28 September @ 9:30 am - 29 September @ 5:30 pm
Chenies Manor House Chenies, WD3 6ER
£325

‘I have been on several other creative writing courses but this was, without doubt, one of the best. Wendy was firm but kind and inspired me to create stories out of nowhere that improved my writing skills.’ Martin We are over the moon to be able to announce another Creative Writing Course with author Wendy Holden. In the stunning setting of historic Chenies Manor House, one of Britain’s finest Tudor mansions, unleash your creative self, helped along by bestselling biographer,…

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Shadow State with Luke Harding

28 September @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
At Home
£16

Chorleywood Bookshop in partnership with Windsor Festival Murder, mayhem and Russia's remaking of the west Award winning journalist and author Luke Harding joins us for a live stream event, where he'll be talking about his latest title 'Shadow State'. No terrorist group has deployed a nerve agent in a civilian area or used a radioactive mini-bomb in London. The Kremlin has done both. Shadow State is a gripping investigative account of how Russia's spies helped elect Donald Trump, backed Brexit, murdered enemies…

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Treasures of World History with Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan

29 September @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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£6

Join Peter Snow *and *Ann MacMillan for this fascinating live stream event, where they'll be talking about their stunning new book 'Treasures of World History : The Story Of Civilization in 50 Documents'. A spirited examination of world history, told through 50 key documents, by two celebrated historians and journalists. With a wealth of experience between them on political, social, cultural and military history, and today's current affairs, Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan are the perfect guides to appreciating the…

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October 2020

Ben Collins Live Stream Event in partnership with Windsor Festival

1 October @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
At Home
£6

An extraordinary story of spies, lies and hard-driving genius, by the man who was The Stig on Top Gear. Aston Martin's story is one of Survival, Ingenuity and Style. Beloved of engineers, speed freaks and spooks – both real and imagined – the car with the double-o prefix has blazed a trail to become one of the world's best-loved machines. Bestselling author, racer and stunt driver Ben Collins explores this magnificent machine from a unique perspective behind the wheel, carving…

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Charles Spencer Live Stream Event in Partnership with Windsor Festival

1 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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£6

The sinking of the White Ship on the 25th November 1120 is one of the greatest disasters that England has ever suffered. Its repercussions would change English and European history for ever. Written to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the shipwreck, Charles Spencer evokes the harsh and brutal story of the Normans from Conquest to Anarchy. With their heir dead, a civil war of untold violence erupted, a game of thrones which saw families turned in on each other with…

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Helen Fry Live Stream Event – M19

5 October @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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£8

A thrilling history of MI9-the WWII organization that engineered the escape of Allied forces from behind enemy lines When Allied fighters were trapped behind enemy lines, one branch of military intelligence helped them escape: MI9. The organization set up clandestine routes that zig-zagged across Nazi-occupied Europe, enabling soldiers and airmen to make their way home. Secret agents and resistance fighters risked their lives and those of their families to hide the men. Drawing on declassified files and eye-witness testimonies from…

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The Governess with Wendy Holden – Live Stream Event

7 October @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
At Home
£6

In 1933 a progressive young teacher, Marion Crawford, becomes governess to little Princess Elizabeth and her sister Margaret. Inside the castles and palaces she finds a family frozen in time. Determined to give her pupils a fun and normal childhood, she takes the princesses on tubes and buses, swimming at public baths and Christmas shopping at Woolworth’s. During her seventeen years at the heart of the royal family, ‘Crawfie’ occupies a ringside seat at some of the most seismic events…

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Natalie Haynes Live Stream Event – Pandora’s Jar

8 October @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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£6

The Greek myths are one of the most important cultural foundation-stories of the modern world, and in Pandora's Jar, Natalie Haynes' brand new choose your own Greek adventure show, the audience gets to understand such myths anew. Pandora's Jar allows, encourages, even demands the audience chooses five of her ten women of Greek myth, to hear Natalie wrestle their own stories from the scribes who recorded their actions and in doing so and offering the audience a brand new retelling…

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Dear Reader with Cathy Rentzenbrink

13 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£6

For as long as she can remember, Cathy Rentzenbrink has lost and found herself in stories. Growing up she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and read in secret long after lights out. When tragedy struck, books kept her afloat. Eventually they lit the way to a new path, first as a bookseller and then as a writer, as well as a literacy campaigner and champion of emergent readers. Dear Reader is a moving, funny and joyous…

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