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May 2021

An evening in with Adele Geras & Sophie Hannah

17 May @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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£6

Join mother and daughter Adele Geras and Sophie Hannah as they talk about their new books, writing careers, changing direction and how to insert a murder into a story.

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Philip: The Final Portrait – Gyles Brandreth

18 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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£8

This is the story of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – the longest-serving consort to the longest-reigning sovereign in British history. It is an extraordinary story, told with unique insight and authority by an author who knew the prince for more than forty years. Philip – elusive, complex, controversial, challenging, often humorous, sometimes irascible – is the man Elizabeth II once described as her ‘constant strength and guide’. Who was he? What was he really like? What is the truth…

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The Well Gardened Mind with Sue Stuart-Smith

19 May @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
£6

How can gardening relieve stress and help us look after our mental health? What lies behind the restorative power of the natural world? In a powerful combination of contemporary neuroscience, psychoanalysis and brilliant storytelling, The Well Gardened Mind investigates the magic that many gardeners have known for years – working with nature can radically transform our health, wellbeing and confidence. With illuminating stories of how people struggling with stress, depression, trauma and addiction can change their lives, this inspiring and…

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Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell with John Preston

24 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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£8

In February 1991, the media mogul and former MP Robert Maxwell made a triumphant entrance into Manhattan harbour aboard his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, to complete his purchase of the ailing New York Daily News. Crowds lined the quayside to watch his arrival, taxi drivers stopped their cabs to shake his hand and children asked for his autograph. But just ten months later, Maxwell disappeared from the same yacht off the Canary Islands, only to be found dead in the water soon…

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Just One Pan with Jane Lovett

25 May @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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£8

Simple and stress-free one pan recipes to get fresh, home-cooked food onto the table with the minimum of effort. Jane Lovett is known and loved for her delicious, original recipes that are always reassuringly fool-proof and deceptively straightforward. Just One Pan is no exception – packed with over 100 exciting yet totally fuss-free recipes for everything from quick dinners to weekend lunches. This cookbook is bursting with bakes, casseroles, gratins, dhals, frittatas and hearty salads of every description, all of…

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The Fortune Men – Nadifa Mohamed

25 May @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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£6

Mahmood Mattan is a fixture in Cardiff's Tiger Bay, 1952, which bustles with Somali and West Indian sailors, Maltese businessmen and Jewish families. He is a father, chancer, petty criminal. He is a smooth-talker with rakish charm and an eye for a good game. He is many things, but he is not a murderer. So when a shopkeeper is brutally killed and all eyes fall on him, Mahmood isn't too worried. Since his Welsh wife Laura kicked him out for racking…

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34 Patients with Dr Tom Templeton

27 May @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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£6

We ask so much of our doctors. To heal. To trust. To care. To listen. To tell a man he might be dead tomorrow. To help a man who doesn't want to live. To look into a parent's panicked eyes as their tiny daughter fights for every breath. To watch a 103-year-old woman slip away from a life well-lived. Doctors know our deepest secrets, our private worries and our most vulnerable moments. But they listen to all of us, and…

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June 2021

Chemical Warrior with Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

1 June @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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£6

A thrilling memoir of bravery and compassion by a world-leading expert in chemical counter-terrorism For thirty years, Hamish has served and volunteered in conflict zones around the world. As the army's foremost chemical weapons expert, he built a unique first-hand understanding of how to prevent attacks and train doctors on the frontline – saving countless lives in the process. After suffering near-death experiences time and again, Hamish discovered he had a ticking time bomb in his own chest: a heart…

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Life on a Knife’s Edge with Dr Rahul Jandial

3 June @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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£6

As one of the world's leading brain surgeons, Dr Jandial is the last hope for many patients who have extreme forms of cancer - patients who can't be saved but deserve more time. Life on a Knife's Edge is his account of the resilience, courage and belief he has witnessed in his patients, and the lessons he has learned from them. Both an unflinching account of extreme surgeries and a profound, moving and introspective memoir, this book reveals the depths…

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Clothes…and other things that matter – Alexandra Shulman

8 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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£8

In Clothes… and other things that matter, Alexandra Shulman delves into her own life to look at the emotions, ambitions, expectations and meanings behind the way we dress. From the bra to the bikini, the trench coat to trainers, she explores their meaning in women’s lives and how our wardrobes intersect with the larger world – the career ladder, motherhood, romance, sexual identity, ambition, failure, body image and celebrity. By turns funny, refreshingly self-deprecating and often very moving, this startlingly…

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