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St Jude’s lit fest revisited

We’re excited to be back selling books at North London’s very own literary festival, The Proms At St Jude’s Lit Fest  in Hampstead Garden Suburb, when, once again, there will be a fantastic line-up of authors talking on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June 2019.

This is in addition to nine days of spectacular concerts, Heritage Walks, late-night comedy and other events which run until 30 June. All proceeds from the festival go to charity: the North London Hospice and Toynbee Hall.

Israeli husband and wife, Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer of the Honey & Co. café, deli and restaurant-grill in London, will be talking about Honey & Co. at Home, their latest recipe book of easy Middle Eastern recipes for family and friends.

Author, journalist and broadcaster Hannah Beckerman will talk about her recently published second novel If Only I Could Tell You, which explores the long-term damage wreaked by family secrets.

Academic and author Bart van Es will then join Hannah to discuss his Costa Award-winning bestseller The Cut Out Girl, a moving account of a young Jewish girl’s experiences growing up while kept hidden by the authors’ Dutch grandparents, throughout the Second World War.

Political columnist, journalist and Radio 4 presenter, Steve Richards, will talk about his new book The Rise of the Outsiders, that seeks to unravel the current chaos of mainstream politics and asks why the extremes on both left and right are attracting so many voters.

Mike Brearley, retired England cricket captain, psychoanalyst and columnist will talk to doyenne of broadcasting Sue MacGregor about his new book On Cricket, a collection of humorous and insightful essays that explore the game’s idiosyncratic culture and enduring appeal.

Vernon Bogdanor, Professor of Law and constitutional expert, in conversation with Simon Lewis, will discuss his recently published book Beyond Brexit, which examines the consequences of our (probably?) leaving the EU and what can be done to preserve the United Kingdom.

Simon Mawer talks about his latest novel Prague Spring that relives the optimism of 1968, set against the inevitable clampdown as the tanks of the Red Army roll towards the Czech capital.

Finally Alan Rusbridger, legendary former Guardian Editor-in-Chief and fearless defender of public interest, talks to Gabriel Rozenberg about his book Breaking News, a powerful and profound study of the news – how we read it, who controls it and why it matters.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 19th April. To enjoy priority booking Join as a Friend.

Gold Friends and Benefactors can book from Monday 25th March; Silver Friends from 1st April; and Bronze Friends from Monday 8th April.

Posted on 21st March 2019