Barnes BookFest 2024

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2023 Festival

David Gower

David Gower – ‘An Endangered Species’

Possibly England’s greatest batsman, the former captain of the England cricket team talks with sports presenter Eleanor Olyroyd about all things cricket and beyond.
Abi Daré

Abi Daré – ‘And So I Roar’

Internationally bestselling novelist Abi Daré talks about her latest novel 'And So I Roar' which continues the story of Adunni, a young runaway in Nigeria who seeks a better future.
Sue Prideaux

Sue Prideaux – ‘Wild Thing: A Life of Paul Gauguin’

The highly acclaimed biographer Sue Prideaux discusses her latest book – a vital re-examination of the trail blazing and controversial artist, Paul Gauguin.
Vernon Bogdanor

Vernon Bogdanor – ‘Making the Weather’

Political historian Sir Vernon Bogdanor considers six post-war politicians who each had an extraordinary impact on our country, despite never becoming prime minister.
Chris Patten

Chris Patten – ‘The Hong Kong Diaries’

Lord Patten’s account of his time as the last Governor of Hong Kong gives unprecedented insights into negotiating with the Chinese, he discusses what has happened since the 1997 handover.
Annie Garthwaite

Annie Garthwaite – ‘The King’s Mother’

Annie Garthwaite discusses Cecily Neville - mother of Edward IV and Richard III - the Wars of the Roses and the four women who shaped the progress and outcome of these most savage wars.