Jane Corry introduces her first psychological thriller, My Husband’s Wife – a 2016 Sunday Times top ten best seller– and launches the second: Blood Sisters.
Jane Corry has written for Woman, The Daily Telegraph and The Times; was writer-in-residence of HMP Grendon, a high-security male prison (2007-10); has been a Creative Writing MA lecturer at Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education; is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and The Learning Curve; and is a life-story judge for the Koestler awards.
Includes Jane’s 10am talk above + tea and coffee
Expert practical advice on how to find the right idea, create characters, write realistic dialogue, get to grips with viewpoint, put the reader in the setting, and get published.
Sophie Hannah presents her latest Poirot mystery Closed Casket, a 2016 Sunday Times top ten best seller, and joins guests for lunch: a glass of wine with main course, dessert, coffee. ‘Sophie Hannah’s Poirot live[s] up to our expectations… and markedly so’.
New York Times
Sophie Hannah Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, is the internationally bestselling author of ten psychological thrillers, published in more than twenty countries and adapted fortelevision. As a poet Sophie has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.
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George Manginis’s beautifully illustrated talk on his book about the ancient Chinese pottery in the Benaki Museum, Athens; and the part played by Greek-origin British business man George Eumorfopoulos who inspired modern artists and studio pottery.
George Manginis studied archaeology at the University of Athens.
He’s taught Byzantine, Islamic and Chinese Art History at the University of Edinburgh, SOAS, and the New College of The Humanities in London.
He was a 2013 Stanley J. Seeger Fellow at Princeton University. His writing includes
Mount Sinai: A History of Travellers and Pilgrims.
With thanks to Court Barn Museum www.courtbarn.org.uk
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To set the scene Jessica May and Charlie Bennett play Chopin
Memory, crime and guilt leave scars across generations.
Philippe Sands discusses with Neil Kaplan the part historical detective story, part family history, and part legal thriller that tells the interconnected stories of the two men responsible for the terms ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘genocide’ in the judgement at Nuremberg; the defendant, the Governor General of Nazi-occupied Poland; and Philippe’s mother’s family in Lviv and Vienna during WWII. Long listed for Cundhill Prize and Winner of Baillie Gifford Prize 2016.
Shortlisted for the 2017 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize.
‘A monumental achievement’ John Le Carre
‘A triumph of astonishing research’ Antony Beevor
‘unputdownable and unforgettable’ Orlando Figes
Philippe Sands QC is a professor of Law at UCL and a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers. Frequently appearing before international courts including the International Criminal Court and the World Court in The Hague, he has been involved in important cases: Pinochet, Congo, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Iraq and Guantanamo. His other books include Lawless World and Torture Team.
Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS, an international arbitrator, has been engaged for over 40 years in dispute resolution as a barrister in England, a government lawyer in Hong Kong, a practising Queen’s Counsel in Hong Kong and a Judge of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong in charge of the Construction and Arbitration List.
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Authors from Graham Greene to Agatha Christie have used night trains to tell tales of romance, intrigue and decadence, and early British travellers on the Orient Express were advised to carry a revolver as well as a teapot!
Andrew Martin relives this golden age of the great European sleeper trains, and uncovers modern instances of European unity – and otherwise – as he traverses the continent during ‘interesting times’, and experiences his own smaller dramas as he fails to find crucial connecting stations, ponders the mystery of the compartment dog and becomes embroiled in his very own night train whodunit.
‘Wonderfully well-informed, anecdotal prose punches more than just tickets’ The Times
Andrew Martin qualified as a barrister. Since winning The Spectator Young Writer of the Year Award 1988, he has written nine historical thrillers featuring the Edwardian railwayman, Jim Stringer. His non-fiction includes Underground, Overground and Belles & Whistles.
He’s written two episodes of Radio 4’s Baldi. He contributes to, among other publications, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Guardian and New Statesman.
This evening’s events are sponsored by Paula Kaplan
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