An Evening with Simon Sebag Montefiore

Wednesday 30th August 2023
18:30 - 20:30 at Waterstones, Nottingham

An Evening with Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Times History Book of the Year 2022

The World by Simon Sebag Montefiore is a fresh and original history of humanity, unlike any previous world history: it uses family, the one thing all humans have in common, to tell the story. It is genuinely global, spanning all eras and all continents, from the perspective of places as diverse as Haiti, Congo and Cambodia as well as Europe, China and America.

Starting with the first footsteps of a family walking along a beach 950,000 years ago, Montefiore steers us through an interconnected world via palace intrigues, love affairs and family lives, linking grand themes of war, migration, plague, religion, medicine and technology to the people at the heart of the human drama.

A dazzling achievement as spellbinding as fiction, The World is both a celebration and an indictment that takes the human story, from caves to drones, in a single narrative by a master storyteller.

Montefiore will talk about The World, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. 

Simon Sebag Montefiore is a British historian and novelist.  The majority of his books are centred on Russia - from his first historical work Catherine the Great and Potemkin to a landmark biography of the Romanovs and authoritative accounts of the life of Stalin - yet his most critically lauded and successful book, Jerusalem: The Biography, steps out of the confines of the Soviet bloc. 

Nottingham Waterstones, Nottingham
Wednesday 30th August 2023
18:30 - 20:30

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