Wells Festival of Literature 2021


Location:
Cedars Hall
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From a Swan to a Royal couple in exile; from the Court of James I to the glaciers of the Arctic; from John Keats to Philip Larkin – from start to finish the Wells Festival of Literature is packed with gems.

The programme includes:

John Simpson
Our Friends in Beijing

Friday 15 October 6.00 pm

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James Naughtie
On The Road: American Adventures from Nixon to Trump

In conversation with Jamie Coomarasamy

Friday 15 October 7.45 pm

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Ambra Edwards
The Plant Hunter’s Atlas: A World Tour of Botanical Adventures, Chance Discoveries and Strange Specimens

Saturday 16 October 10.30 am

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Andrew Lownie
Traitor King: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor in Exile

Saturday 16 October 12.15 pm

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Emily Mayhew
The Four Horsemen and the Hope of a New Age

Saturday 16 October 2.00 pm

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Colin Thubron
The Amur River Between Russia and China

Saturday 16 October 3.45 pm

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Peter Oborne
The Assault on the Truth: Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Emergence of a New Moral Barbarism

Saturday 16 October 5.30 pm

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Natalie Haynes
Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths

Saturday 16 October 7.30 pm

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Stephen Moss
Britain's Favourite Birds - Robin, Wren, Swallow and Swan

Sunday 17 October 12.00 pm

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Lucy Atkins
Magpie Lane

Book Group Event

Sunday 17 October 2.30 pm

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Emma Young
Super Senses: The Science of Your 32 Senses and How to Use Them

Sunday 17 October 4.15 pm

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Peter Stanford
If These Stones Could Talk: The History of Christianity in Britain and Ireland through Twenty-One Buildings

Sunday 17 October 6.00 pm

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Poetry Reading and Prize Giving

Monday 18 October 2.00 pm

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Duncan Minshull
Sauntering: Writers Walk Europe

Walk, talk and cream tea

Monday 18 October 2.45 pm

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Owen Sheers
To Provide all People

Monday 18 October 6.00 pm

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Vince Cable
The Chinese Conundrum: Engagement or Economic War

Monday 18 October 7.45 pm

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Lucy Jago
A Net for Small Fishes

In conversation with Andrew Miller

Literary Lunch

Tuesday 19 October 12.30 pm

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Lucy Jago
A Net for Small Fishes

In conversation with Andrew Miller

Talk only

Tuesday 19 October 2.00 pm

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Jonathan Bate
Bright Star, Green Light: The Beautiful Works and Damned Lives of John Keats and F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tuesday 19 October 6.00 pm

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John Mullan
The Artful Dickens: The Tricks and Plays of the Great Novelist

Literary Lunch

Wednesday 20 October 12.30 pm

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John Mullan
The Artful Dickens: The Tricks and Plays of the Great Novelist

Talk only

Wednesday 20 October 2.00 pm

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John Sutherland
Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me: Her Life and Long Loves

In conversation with Sarah LeFanu

Wednesday 20 October 6.00 pm

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Emily Kenway
The Truth About Modern Slavery

Wednesday 20 October 7.45 pm

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Mary Ann Sieghart
The Authority Gap: Why Women Are Still Taken Less Seriously Than Men, and What We Can Do about It

Thursday 21 October 6.00 pm

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John Preston
Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell

In conversation with David Lister

Thursday 21 October 7.45 pm

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Dr Lucy Pollock
The Book About Getting Older (for people who don’t want to talk about it)

Literary Lunch

Friday 22 October 12.30 pm

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Dr Lucy Pollock
The Book About Getting Older (for people who don’t want to talk about it)

Friday 22 October 2.00 pm

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Andrew Gailey
Portrait of a Muse: Frances Graham, Edward Burne-Jones and the Pre-Raphaelite Dream

In conversation with William Waldegrave

Friday 22 October 4.30 pm

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Sathnam Sanghera
Empireland: How Imperialism has shaped Modern Britain

In conversation with David Lister

Friday 22 October 6.15 pm

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Anil Seth
Being You: A New Science of Consciousness

Friday 22 October 8.00 pm

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Rukmini Iyer
The Sweet Roasting Tin & The Green Barbecue

In conversation with Caroline Waldegrave

Saturday 23 October 10.30 am

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Jonathan Dimbleby
Barbarossa: How Hitler Lost the War

In conversation with William Waldegrave

Saturday 23 October 12.15 pm

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Jemma Wadham
Ice Rivers

Virtual Event. Jemma will now be delivering her talk from the Arctic, close to her beloved ‘ice rivers’. We are confident this will add a powerful new dimension to the event.

Saturday 23 October 2.00 pm

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Philippe Sands
The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive

Saturday 23 October 3.45 pm

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Veronica O’Keane
The Rag and Bone Shop: How we make Memories and Memories make us

In conversation with Julia Samuel

Saturday 23 October 5.30 pm

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Gyles Brandreth
Odd Boy Out

Saturday 23 October 7.15 pm

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