Loyal reader ED, introduced me to the Charleston Festival and there are a number of events which sound interesting. A brief list of what i’d like to see:
Jung Chang discussing Empress Dowager Cixi
The story of the Empress Dowager Cixi
– See more at: http://www.charleston.org.uk/whats-on/festivals/the-charleston-festival/events/chinas-iron-lady/#sthash.drOjR2uw.dpufJung Chang with Jon Snow discussing Empress Dowager Cixi
Eileen Atkins‘ dramatised reading of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own
Robert Harris discussing An Officer and a Spy
Edward St Aubyn (author of the Patrick Melrose novels) discussing the satirical state-of-the-nation genre
Jane Gardam and Penelope Lively on being “older and wiser”.