Leanda de Lisle on The White King: The Untold Story of Charles I
Drawing on lost royal letters from a closed archive, The White King introduces us to Charles I as the monarch at the heart of an epic tale: of populist politicians, the fall of the mighty, religious hatreds, civil war, the power of a new media, and a maligned queen.
Miles Goslett on An Inconvenient Death: How the Establishment Covered up the David Kelly Affair
From the man who exposed the Jimmy Savile scandal – in The Oldie – comes a book on the mysterious death of Dr David Kelly in 2003. It remains one of the most shadowy episodes in recent British political history.
Dan Cruickshank on Skyscraper
In Georgian Buxton, architectural historian Cruickshank tells the story of Gilded Age Chicago and its 20th-century high-rise architecture-. In the book, he reflects on the architectural and artistic world of the 1890s and figures such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
£50 for a three-course lunch including wine
This lunch is part of Buxton International Festival, that will be running 6th to the 22nd July this year.