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29 September - 5 October | 150 talks, Q&As and performances


2014 programme

The 2014 programme can be downloaded and viewed in PDF format.

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Princess Michael

Monday September 29th, 6pm. After a series of historical biographies looking at over 300 years of royalty both here and in Europe, Princess Michael of Kent comes to Henley with the latest book in her Anjou trilogy of historical novels, turning her eye to the true story of a rich and riveting period of French and English history. A rare chance to hear a royal on royalty, with this Bohemia-born but very British icon.

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George Layton

Thursday October 2nd, 3pm. You might know George best from TV’s Doctor in the House or as Bombardier Solly Solomons in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum. Or as Fagin in Oliver! at the Palladium or one of his many other stage roles. But did you know his first book of short stories author is on the National Curriculum? Or that he is the narrator of numerous children’s shows and a former BBC radio presenter? Join him for a very entertaining hour.

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Phone hacking panel

Monday September 29th, 8pm. TV presenter Anne Robinson returns to Henley to host what promises to be a lively evening. Nick Davies, the award-winning Guardian journalist who broke the News of the World scandal discusses his book Hack Attack – being turned into a film by George Clooney – while Damian McBride, Gordon Brown’s ex-spin doctor, returns with an updated edition of Power Trip, where new chapters focus on Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson.

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