Chiswick Book Festival
10th - 14th September
The Chiswick Book Festival brings authors and readers together through a love of books. It is a non-profit-making community event, raising money for three reading-related charities and St Michael & All Angels, which hosts and underwrites the Festival.
Other events take place at Chiswick House, Chiswick Library, the George IV and the Tabard Theatre.
Festival URL: http://www.chiswickbookfestival.net
Booking information: http://www.chiswickbookfestival.net/tickets
Sir Max Hastings
Sir Max Hastings talks about his new book which examines the espionage and intelligence stories of World War II, bringing together British, American, German, Russian and Japanese histories.
Spies, codes and guerrillas played critical roles in World War II, exploited by every nation in the struggle to gain secret knowledge of its foes, and to sow havoc behind the fronts.
InThe Secret War, Sir Max presents a worldwide cast of characters and some extraordinary sagas of intelligence and Resistance, to create a new perspective on the greatest conflict in history.
Date: Friday 11th September
Time: 7pmBuy tickets
Mary Portas is the founder of the creative communications agency Portas, which creates award-winning campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands.
Mary’s career in retail and on television has been stellar but in conversation about her memoir with Jane Garvey, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, we’ll learn that growing up in Mary’s family in the 1970s involved hardship, love, delight and tragedy.
Date: Saturday 12th September
Time: 7.30pmBuy tickets
John Torode with Jo Pratt
John Torode (My Kind of Food: Recipes I Love to Cook at Home) is one of the UK’s best-known chefs and TV presenters – the host and judge of BBC One’s MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef and Junior MasterChef and presenter of A-Z of Cooking on BBC Two.
In conversation with acclaimed writer, cook, food stylist and presenterJo Pratt (In the Mood for Healthy Food) John will talk about what he eats, how he cooks at home and the things in life he loves. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about his real favourites and get the behind-the-scenes story of his own kitchen.
Date: Sunday 13th September
Time: 2.45pmBuy tickets
Following up on his 2009 publication, The Storm, the former Business Secretary has written After the Storm. The Rt Hon Vince Cable, one of the key figures in British politics of the past two decades, provides a unique perspective on the state of the global financial markets and how the British economy has fared since 2008, offering his vision for the way the UK economy should be steered into the future.
Chaired by Julia Langdon, political journalist, author and broadcaster.
Date: Sunday 13th September
Time: 4pmBuy tickets