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October 31, 2023

Jeremy Bowen on the Middle East, 2023

Jeremy Bowen came to talk to the Barn about his new book THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST. He showed his tremendous knowledge of the subject, having lived and worked there for many years working for the BBC as a foreign correspondent. Jeremy kindly rescheduled our Talk, having been grounded in the […]
October 31, 2023

Lady Carnarvon, owner of Highclere castle and author of THE PHAROAH AND THE EARL, 2023

Lady Carnarvon’s husband’s ancestor was the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, who discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb, with archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922. 2022 was the 100th anniversary of this extraordinary find, and Lady Carnarvon came to the barn to tell us about her book, published to coincide with the anniversary, that tells […]
September 9, 2023

Raynor Winn, author of THE SALT PATH, 2023

We were thrilled to welcome the bestselling legend that is Raynor Winn to the barn. Author of THE SALT PATH, THE WILD SILENCE and LANDLINES, she held the audience enthralled as she described her walking, and writing journey.  Thank you Raynor for fitting us into your busy schedule!
May 6, 2022

Marina Wheeler, November 2021

We were delighted to welcome Marina Wheeler to Books at the Barn. She gave a very candid account about her Anglo-Indian roots, taking us on a journey that was both deeply personal but also one with strong global themes about political change, migration, religion and nationhood. We heard the extraordinary […]
May 6, 2022

Fi & Jane, December 2021

Whilst they claim to not have all the answers, Fi and Jane certainly have opinions! The dynamic duo who have written a book together off the back of their hugely successful podcast, Fortunately, gave our audience an evening off from the ever-looming Covid and entertained us with hilarious anecdotes and […]
May 6, 2022

Charlie Corbett & Jon Stock, March 2022

Our audience was treated to a local literary event par excellence. Both authors had based their books around the local area and, whilst they couldn’t have been more different in content, they were both interesting, informative and entertaining. Jon chatted about how he got his ideas for ‘The Man on […]
March 10, 2021

Stella Rimington rivets audience with stories of MI5

Our latest Zoom interviewee was Dame Stella Remington in March 2021, who talked us through becoming head of MI5, as the first publicly named Director General of the Security Service, and the first woman to do so. She talked brilliantly and modestly about her 29 years working for the Security Service, and […]
March 10, 2021

Jung Chang, Jenni Murray, Tracy Chevalier, Claire Tomalin on Zoom

WILD SWANS author Jung Chang fascinated us in February 2021, talking about her new book BIG SISTER, LITTLE SISTER, RED SISTER about the Soong sisters who had a huge influence on Chinese politics during the twentieth century.  During Autumn 2020 we enjoyed Talks by Womens Hour presenter Jenni Murray, historian […]
Jung Chang, Jenni Murray, Tracy Chevalier, Claire Tomalin on Zoom
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