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.
Thursday 16th March | 10:30am – 11:30am
The Optician of Lampedusa
Emma Jane Kirby
Thursday 16th March | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Matrons, Maths, and Midnight Feasts
Ysenda Maxtone Graham with Allison Pearson
Thursday 16th March | 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Age of the Cyber-Men
Thomas Rid with Gordon Corera
Thursday 16th March | 3:15pm – 4:15pm
The Bookshop Band
Thursday 16th March | 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Philip Hook with Philip Mould
Thursday 16th March | 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Three Daughters of Eve
Elif Shafak talks to Alex Clark
Thursday 16th March | 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Back to the 1930s?
Philippe Sands with Margaret MacMillan
Friday 17th March | 10:00am – 11:15am
Emily’s Walking Book Club
Metroland by Julian Barnes
Friday 17th March | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Yankees, Ghosts, and Abraham Lincoln
George Saunders with John Lanchester
Friday 17th March | 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Anne Sebba with Midge Gillies
Friday 17th March | 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday 17th March | 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Murders Most Unladylike
Robin Stevens with Katherine Woodfine
Friday 17th March | 7:00pm – 8:00pm
In the Holy Land with Harold
Antonia Fraser with Mark Lawson
Friday 17th March | 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Prisoners of Geography, Prisoners of the Past?
Tim Marshall with Peter Frankopan
For more information and tickets, visit the Daunt Books website here
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