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Daunt Books Festival – 16th to 17th March 2017



The ever popular Daunt bookshop in Marylebone, once again plays host to the Daunt Books Festival on the 16th and 17th March 2017. The festival covers a wide range of subjects and attracts many of the big names in the book world, this year is no exception with Thomas Rid’s Age of the Cyber- Men which discusses the history of cybernetics, his book Rise of the Machines, takes us on a fascinating journey from the impact of radar and pilotless bombs in WW2, to today’s CCTV and cyber-wars.


In Rogues’ Gallery, Philip Hook takes the lid off the world of art dealing to reveal the brilliance, cunning, greed and daring of its practitioners.

Elif Shafak, the most widely read female writer in Turkey  and the acclaimed author of ten novels including The Architect’s Apprentice and The Bastard of Istanbul is in conversation with Alex Clark.


In the Holy Land with Harold finds Antonia Fraser discussing with Mark Lawson about her trip to Israel in 1978 with Harold Pinter.

Tim Marshall with Peter Frankopan will discuss if we are Prisoners of Geography in a look at some of complex challenges of the modern world.

Full Programme


Thursday 16th March  |  10:30am – 11:30am

The Optician of Lampedusa

Emma Jane Kirby

Tickets £6.00


Thursday 16th March  |  12:00pm – 1:00pm

Matrons, Maths, and Midnight Feasts

Ysenda Maxtone Graham with Allison Pearson

Tickets £6.00


Thursday 16th March  |  1:30pm – 2:30pm

Age of the Cyber-Men

Thomas Rid with Gordon Corera

Tickets £6.00


Thursday 16th March  |  3:15pm – 4:15pm

The Bookshop Band

Tickets free


Thursday 16th March  |  5:00pm – 6:00pm

Rogues’ Gallery

Philip Hook with Philip Mould

Tickets £6.00


Thursday 16th March  |  7:00pm – 8:00pm

Three Daughters of Eve

Elif Shafak  talks to Alex Clark

Tickets £8.00


Thursday 16th March  |  8:30pm – 9:30pm

Back to the 1930s?

Philippe Sands with Margaret MacMillan

Tickets £8.00


Friday 17th March  |  10:00am – 11:15am

Emily’s Walking Book Club

Metroland by Julian Barnes

Tickets free


Friday 17th March  |  12:00pm – 1:00pm

Yankees, Ghosts, and Abraham Lincoln

George Saunders with John Lanchester

Tickets £6.00


Friday 17th March  |  1:30pm – 2:30pm

Les Parisiennes

Anne Sebba with Midge Gillies

Tickets £6.00


Friday 17th March  |  3:00pm – 4:00pm

Cavendish Winds

Tickets free


Friday 17th March  |  5:00pm – 6:00pm

Murders Most Unladylike

Robin Stevens with Katherine Woodfine

Tickets free


Friday 17th March  |  7:00pm – 8:00pm

In the Holy Land with Harold

Antonia Fraser with Mark Lawson

Tickets £8.00



Friday 17th March  |  8:30pm – 9:30pm

Prisoners of Geography, Prisoners of the Past?

Tim Marshall with Peter Frankopan

Tickets £8.00

For more information and tickets, visit the Daunt Books website here

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