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BOOKS AT BUXTON 8–24 JULY 2016 buxtonfestival.co.uk

TREVOR ROYLE

ANNE SEBBA

DR LUCY WORSLEY

TIFFANY JENKINS

FLORA FRASER

JEREMY LEWIS

LAURA THOMPSON

DAVID AARONOVITCH

MATTHEW OATES

JOSEPHINE WILKINSON

ANDREW DICKSON

HUGH FRASER

SIMON BRADLEY

SARAH RAVEN

JANET ELLIS

THOMAS PAKENHAM GEORGE GOODWIN

NICK ROBINSON

RICHARD DAVENPORT-HINES

KATHRYN HARKUP VIRGINIA BAILY

PAULA HAWKINS PETER HENNESSY JO BAKER

TAYLOR ED DOWNING VULLIAMY ANDREW LOWNIE

ALEXEI SAYLE

HARRY FREEDMAN

D J TAYLOR

MELVYN BRAGG BENJAMIN WILD JULIA CLAIRE HARMAN BRADBURY

JAMES JINKS

VINCE CABLE

ANNA HOPE

DAVID CRYSTAL

LAURA DAWES

GARETH WILLIAMS PAUL CARTLEDGE PHILIP EADE


BOOKS AT BUXTON SAT 9 JULY

SUN 10 JULY

10am, PAC The Wartime Battle for Britain’s Health

10am, PAC The Lives of the Mitford Sisters

LAURA DAWES Fighting Fit

LAURA THOMPSON

4pm, BOH Showcasing the beauty of Britain

4.45pm, PAC Shell Shock on the Somme

TAYLOR DOWNING JULIA BRADBURY Breakdown Unforgettable Walks

IN CONVERSATION WITH SIMON SELIGMAN

Take Six Girls

MON 11 JULY 2pm, PAC Sunday Times History Book of 2015

SIMON BRADLEY The Railways: Nation, Network & People

10.15am, PAC A Life in Fashion Sponsored by

BENJAMIN WILD Cecil Beaton

TUE 12 JULY 10am, Gardens Marquee Scotland’s last battle and the forging of the British Empire

TREVOR ROYLE Culloden

2pm, PAC How was Shakespeare pronounced?

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DAVID CRYSTAL The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

4pm, PAC Exploring Agatha Christie’s use of poison

KATHRYN HARKUP & HUGH FRASER A is for Arsenic

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2pm, PAC The true story of Henry VIII’s fifth wife

2pm, PAC Remembering Srebrenica

ED VULLIAMY The War is Dead, Long Live the War

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JOSEPHINE WILKINSON Katherine Howard


BOOKS AT BUXTON 4.45pm, PAC One man’s efforts to preserve historic woodlands

1.45pm, PAC A Life Revisited

THOMAS PAKENHAM The Company of Trees

IN CONVERSATION WITH ROD DUBROWMARSHALL

PHILIP EADE

2pm, Gardens Marquee A tale of unlikely love and dangerous obsession

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SAT 16 JULY 10am, BOH The rise of Alternative Comedy

ALEXEI SAYLE

IN CONVERSATION WITH MIKE NEARY

Thatcher Stole My Trousers

FRI 15 JULY WED 13 JULY 10.15am, Gardens Marquee The story of a literary visionary

CLAIRE HARMAN

5pm, PAC Democracy Ancient & Modern

PAUL CARTLEDGE Get a Life!

10.15am, Gardens Marquee Should the treasures of the past stay in museums?

TIFFANY JENKINS GARETH Keeping their Marbles WILLIAMS

IN CONVERSATION WITH MIKE NEARY

IN CONVERSATION WITH SIMON SELIGMAN

A Monstrous Commotion

Charlotte Brontë

THU 14 JULY Sponsored by

10.15am, BOH Foods to protect your body

SARAH RAVEN Good Good Food

2pm, PAC The Royal Navy Submarine Service since 1945

PETER HENNESSY & JAMES JINKS The Silent Deep

SUN 17 JULY 10am, PAC Journeys around Shakespeare’s globe

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2pm, PAC The mysteries of Loch Ness

ANDREW DICKSON Worlds Elsewhere Sponsored by

£12.50 Buxton Opera House (BOH)

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BOOKS AT BUXTON MON 18 JULY 10am, Gardens Marquee Author of the bestselling Longbourn

JO BAKER

IN CONVERSATION WITH MIKE NEARY

5pm, PAC A struggle for authority and orthodoxy

WED 20 JULY 10.15am, PAC

4.45pm, Gardens Marquee A suspenseful, heartbreaking and inspiring tale of love and war

HARRY FREEDMAN The Life of Guy Burgess ANDREW LOWNIE VIRGINIA BAILY The Murderous Stalin’s Englishman Early One Morning History of Bible Translations

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FRI 22 JULY

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THU 21 JULY 2.15pm, PAC An enthralling portrait of a man, a city and an age

GEORGE GOODWIN Benjamin Franklin in London

TUE 19 JULY 10am, BOH Talking about his gripping historical novel

MELVYN BRAGG Now Is The Time

10.15am, BOH The most talked-about novel of the year

PAULA HAWKINS IN CONVERSATION WITH MIKE NEARY

10.15am, Gardens Marquee Literary Life in England since 1918

D J TAYLOR The Prose Factory

The Girl on the Train

2pm, PAC Women’s lives in Paris 1939–49 Sponsored by

2.15pm, PAC A journey from actress and TV presenter to author

JANET ELLIS TICKETS: £10.50 Pavilion Arts Centre (PAC), Gardens Marquee and Old Clubhouse £12.50 Buxton Opera House (BOH)

IN CONVERSATION WITH MIKE NEARY

The Butcher’s Hook

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2pm, Gardens Marquee Stories from a butterflying life

MATTHEW OATES IN CONVERSATION WITH COLIN SYKES

In Pursuit of Butterflies

ANNE SEBBA Les Parisiennes


BOOKS AT BUXTON SAT 23 JULY 10am, BOH An insider’s perspective on the state of the global financial markets

VINCE CABLE After The Storm

2pm, PAC America’s original First Couple

4.45pm, PAC Remembering a good man and a great editor

FLORA FRASER George & Martha Washington

JEREMY LEWIS David Astor

SUN 24 JULY 12 noon, Old Hall Hotel JOAN BAKEWELL, RICHARD DAVENPORT-HINES & DAVID AARONOVITCH

THE OLDIE LITERARY LUNCH

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WED 20 JULY

7.30pm Buxton Opera House Tickets: £17, £21 An illustrated tour through the dark story of our fascination with murder, with Dr Lucy Worsley, BBC TV presenter, renowned historian and Chief Curator at the charity Historic Royal Palaces. She’ll examine some notorious crimes and criminals, but also explain how murder became a form of middle-class entertainment through novels, plays, paintings, and the press, starting with a horrific early nineteenthcentury serial-killer in the East End of London, and ending with the tame drawing-room dramas of Agatha Christie.

AN EVENING OF MURDER WITH DR LUCY WORSLEY

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EARLY MORNING DISCUSSIONS Join us at 9am Upstairs at the Old Clubhouse for illuminating discussions between fascinating figures on topics that touch all of our lives. Further early morning discussions to be announced. Watch the website for details.

FRI 15 JULY

THU 21 JULY

FRI 22 JULY

9am, Old Clubhouse

9am, Old Clubhouse

9am, Old Clubhouse

PETER HENNESSY & NICK ROBINSON The Art of the Political Interview

STEPHEN BARLOW & LAURENCE CUMMINGS Authenticity in Performance

SHIRAZ MAHER & ROD DUBROW-MARSHALL Understanding the Roots of Extremism

The historian, academic and crossbench peer, Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield, talks to Today frontman and former BBC political editor Nick Robinson. Does the ‘softly-softly’ approach yield more results than the more adversarial approach? As politicians become more briefed and polished, does the work of the interviewer need to change to reflect that?

Festival Artistic Director Stephen Barlow and fellow conductor Laurence Cummings talk about the finer points of making interpretative decisions, including a discussion on the value of historically informed performance, the use of original instruments and baroque pitch.

Rod Dubrow-Marshall talks to Shiraz Maher, the writer, journalist and author of Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea. No topic has captured the public imagination of late quite so dramatically as the spectre of global jihadism. While much has been said about the way jihadists behave, their ideology remains poorly understood. In a discussion packed with refreshing and provocative insights, Maher explains how war and insecurity engendered one of the most significant socio-religious movements of the modern era.

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BUXTON FESTIVAL BOOKS WEEKEND 18–20 November 2016

MATTHEW PARRIS on the art of the putdown WILLIAM SITWELL on the man who fed Britain

The Odditorium – an inspiring medley of Antarctic exploration, literary hoaxes, wild avant-garde art, time travel and the world’s largest underground temple

SIMON JENKINS on English cathedrals

Literary Lunch featuring Matthew Dennison on Beatrix Potter and Marina Warner on fairy tale Buxton Poetry Competition prize giving More events to follow. Go to buxtonfestival.co.uk for details and to book tickets now From Radio 4’s It is Rocket Science HELEN KEEN The Science of Game of Thrones

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