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Chiswick Book Festival 2021 – Saturday

September 11

The Chiswick Book Festival brings together top authors and their readers for a week of history, poetry, biography, creative writing, fiction, thrillers, gardens, food, wine, politics and children’s books. It started in 2009 with speakers including Lady Antonia Fraser, Anthony Horowitz, Jacqueline Wilson, Lynn Barber and Michael Frayn and has kept up the same high calibre of speakers ever since.

Saturday schedule highlights:

10am: The Duke of Windsor: Traitor King – Andrew Lownie
Historian Andrew Lownie discusses the revelations in his book which follows events in the years after the abdication of Edward VIII. Drawing on extensive research into hitherto unused archives, it tells the story of a royal exiled with his wife, turning his back on duty, his family and using his position for financial gain.
Boston Room, George IV, Chiswick High Road, £8

11:30am: Still Breathing: 100 Black Voices on Racism
EastEnders actress Suzette Llewellyn and Casualty’s Suzanne Packer discuss their collection of essays based on the experiences of 100 black British people with two contributors, Pat Younge and Sharon Walters.
St Michael & All Angels Church, £8

11:30am: Surrogate: Susan Spindler
Documentary filmmaker Susan Spindler talks about her acclaimed novel Surrogate which examines sensitive issues of ageing, fertility and motherhood. Interviewed by Julia Langdon.
Chiswick Cinema, Screen 3, £8

1:15pm: They: Sarfraz Manzoor
20 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, journalist Sarfraz Manzoor addresses the divisions between British Muslims and Non-Muslims as explored in his book They: What Muslims and Non-Muslims Get Wrong About Each Other.
St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall, £8

4pm: Westminster Secrets: Andrew Mitchell MP
Former Government minister Andrew Mitchell unveils his political memoir Beyond A Fringe, filled with hilarious anecdotes and insider gossip from the heart of Westminster including his candid account of the ‘Plebgate’ fiasco.
Boston Room, George IV, Chiswick High Road, £8

5:30pm: Black and Blue: Policing and Prejudice – Parm Sandhu & Stuart Prebble
Parm Sandhu became the highest ranking female Asian officer in the Met. She dealt with racial and gender discrimination, and eventually found herself facing a spurious charge of gross misconduct. Journalist Stuart Prebble worked with her on their book Black and Blue which tells a story of a quest for justice.
St Michael & All Angels Church, £8

7:15pm: The Spy Novel after le Carré – Charles Cumming & Peter Hanington
Former Radio 4 Today producer and thriller writer Peter Hanington, whose new book A Cursed Place is just out, joins the author of spy novel JUDAS 62, Charles Cumming, to discuss the future of the spy novel following the death of John le Carré.
St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall, £8

7:30pm: Ed Balls – Appetite
Former Shadow Chancellor, and winner of Best Celebrity Home Cook, Ed Balls, shares his love of home cooking in his part-autobiography part cookbook Appetite: A Memoir in Recipes of Family and Food.
St Michael & All Angels Church, £10

For the full schedule see the Chiswick Book Festival Website

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September 11
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London, W4 United Kingdom
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