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10th April at Simpson's-in-the-Strand

Literary Lunches | April 2018


Simpson's-in-the-Strand, London

Drinks reception from 12pm, lunch at 1pm

Robert Lacey on The Crown: Inside History

The big-budget Netflix series has gripped the nation. This book, the ‘official companion’ to the show, is a deeper dive into the events of the series, painting a vivid portrait of life inside Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street. The book is a rare look at Elizabeth II, crowned at  just twenty-five, written by the show's historical consultant and royal biographer, Robert Lacey.

Paul Atterbury and Marc Allum on Antiques Roadshow: 40 Years of Great Finds

Antiques Roadshow has just turned forty, and two of its broadcasters have joined forces to create a book in celebration. The book uncovers some of the series' most captivating and unlikely stories: the discovery of a poignant letter written by a doomed passenger aboard the Titanic, 23 original Beatrix Potter drawings that were unearthed, plus many more.

John Tusa: Making a Noise: Getting It Right, Getting It Wrong in Life, Arts and Broadcasting

Brought up as a Czechoslovakian emigrant to England, he successfully secured a place at Cambridge (later going on to run Wolfson, the Cambridge college) and then entered the world of broadcasting. From being a presenter on Newsnight to turning around the fate of the Barbican and running the BBC World Service, John Tusa shares his lessons: getting it right, as well as getting it wrong.

£69 for a three-course lunch including wine


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