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Philippe Sands discusses East West Street 24th May at Lutyens and Rubinstein

From Lutyens: “When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, he began to uncover a series of extraordinary historical coincidences. It set him on a quest that would … Continue reading

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An Evening with Jonathan Franzen : Intelligence Squared September 30th

From Intelligence Squared: ‘If there is one English-language writer today with the ambition and talent to make the literary novel seem truly meaningful again, both as a vehicle of mass entertainment and as a serious record of our times, it … Continue reading

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Good evening, Vietnam-Asia House Literary Festival May 13th

Asia House has great lineup at its literary festival this month including May 13th’s debate “How much does the Vietnam War still dominate current discourse and writing on Vietnam?” Three writers will debate this issue. From Asia House: “US-Vietnamese author … Continue reading

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Alexandra Fuller discusses Leaving Before the Rains Come at Lutyens & Rubinstein, March 3rd

Alexandra Fuller’s first book, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, was an evocative memoir of growing-up in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia in the 1970s and 1980s whichwas published to great critical acclaim in 2001.  Fuller’s funny, heart-breaking and unflinching … Continue reading

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howto: Understand Lawrence of Arabia, October 7th

I’m currently immersed in Scott Anderson’s Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East and so am eager to attend the Howto Academy’s–howto: Understand Lawrence of Arabia featuring Anthony Sattin, author of Young … Continue reading

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5×15 Spring Season Announced

5×15 which brings together 5 outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations–for 15 minutes each–has announced its spring season which includes Ian McEwan, Claire Tomalin, Lynn Barber, Miranda Carter, Ben Macintyre and many more.    If time or … Continue reading

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Charleston Festival -May 16th to May 26th 2014

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 Eileen Atkins’ dramatised reading of … Continue reading

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