New book! New book! New book! (Ok, there have been a FEW others since Greedy Queen but hey).
If you are keen to hear me speak, have a book signed and personalised, and fancy a jolly evening out, I am doing a tour. Dates marked ** are hardcore theatre gigs, which might even have an interval and everything – expect a greatly expanded talk, with recipes and oodles of time for lovely audience questions. Others are book festivals and such like, where you can expect around 40-45mn of a sort of ‘Georgina-lite’. But every event varies, be warned.
This is a work in progress, so do check back, or keep an eye on the speaking pages of my website for up and coming dates.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Everything from March 24th to September has now been cancelled (book festivals) or postponed (independent talks). I will update this page as and when they are rescheduled. In the meantime, if you want a signed, dedicated book, I will shortly have a stash of bookplates which I can send out. Simply buy your copy through an independent bookseller, and ask them to contact me. I am in contact with Kirstie at Fox Lane Books, Georgia of Imagined Things and the team of Toppings (Ely, Edinburgh etc). Please, please support the lovely dedicated booksellers of Britain through this.
February 6th: official publication date
February 18th: Toppings, Ely
February 19th: The Spring, Havant, Hampshire**
March 2nd: Toppings, Edinburgh
March 8th: Words By The Water, Windermere (12.30pm)
March 24th: Chartwell, Emmet’s Garden & Quebec House (CEQ) National Trust Volunteers’ Group (private event) + book signing @ Chartwell. Rescheduled to October 27th, online. March 26th: Leyburn Garden Rooms, Yorkshire**. Postponed, to be rescheduled. June 12th: Otley Courthouse** Postponed, to be rescheduled. July 6th: Buxton International Festival (2pm). Cancelled. . July 18-19 th: English Heritage: A Taste of History @ Walmer Castle. Cancelled
Sept. 16th: ESU Happy Hour (via Zoom, 3pm CET).
Sept 26th-27th English Heritage: A Taste of History @ Audley End. Cancelled.
Oct 2nd: Morley Arts Festival** (TBC late August, might be online)
Oct 8th: Warwick Words (2pm). Possibly moving online, TBC. October 22nd – 24th 37th International Churchill Conference, London. Postponed to 2021, possible online content to follow.
PLUS – media appearances
The Spectator Book Club Podcast & blog here.
Woman’s Hour – February 4th – podcast here.
Travels through Time podcast – out now, via podcasting apps or here.
History Today podcast – available here.
History Hit podcast – available here.
James Martin’s Saturday Morning – June 20th, with FOOD (recorded pre-lockdown, no viruses were spread as a result of this filming etc).
Tring Book Festival / Our Bookshop Zoom interview (in lieu of all those cancelled book festivals, wail) – online here from mid-June
EXTRA PLUS – reviews and articles
Lucy Lethbridge in The Spectator
Alastair Mabbott in The Herald Scotland
Constance Craig Smith in The Daily Mail
Lawrence James in The Times
Anne Courcy in The Telegraph (the typo has since been corrected, thanks)
Me, writing for The Telegraph
Me, writing for the i Paper