Sojourns around Britain and Russia in the company of great writers. In 'Footnotes' Peter Fiennes brings modern Britain into focus by peering through the lens of the past, following in the footsteps of some of our greatest writers, from Enid Blyton to JB Priestley. In 'Mud and Stars' travel writer Sara Wheeler takes us on a literary tour of Russia in the company of Pushkin, Tolstoy, Gogol and other greats. Host Alex Preston.
Peter Fiennes is the author of 'Oak and Ash and Thorn', a Best Nature Book of the Year for the Guardian, and 'To War with God', a moving account of his grandfather's service in WWI. As the publisher for Time Out he nurtured a lifelong obsession with old guidebooks.
Sara Wheeler is a well-known and well-respected travel journalist and author. Sara spent seven months in Antarctica in 1995 as writer in residence with the US Polar Program. She is the author of 'Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica', an international bestseller chosen by Beryl Bainbridge as one of the best books of the year; 'Travels in a Thin Country', a finalist for the Thomas Cook Award; 'Cherry'; and 'Too Close to the Sun', exploring the life of Denys Finch Hatton. She is also a regular contributor to publications such as Conde Nast Traveller and The Times.
Sunday 23 February 2020, 2-3pm, Alexander Centre Main Room. £5
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