This just in from special guest contributor M.P.:
The 5th annual Brook Green Festival of Books will take place at the end of October. According to the organisers it will be ” a celebration of lively writing for lively minds. Its aims are to engage, provoke and amuse, bringing together authors and appreciative west London audiences.”
This year’s programme features four events at the Bush, including War Horse author Michael Morpurgo and his biographer Maggie Fergusson, the Costa Book of the Year winner Andrew Miller on exhuming the – fictional – dead, and historian Kate Summerscale on the scandalous diaries of an undutiful Victorian wife. At Holy Trinity church, Brook Green, lovers of adventure will enjoy Artemis Cooper’s talk about her new biography of the irrepressibly dashing Patrick Leigh-Fermor – who, as an undercover agent in Nazi-occupied Crete, abducted a senior German general. And we’ve also invited columnists Ferdinand Mount and Harriet Sergeant to look closely at our big broken society, from the oligarchs in the penthouses to the gangs in the dark alleys. Brook Green Festival.