Open your ears to birdsong - A Sweet, Wild Note is out today!

Posted on 13 Apr 2017 - 09:59

Congratulations to Richard Smyth on the publication of his acclaimed new book A Sweet, Wild Note: What We Hear When the Birds Sing.

In a thousand different ways, birdsong has inspired us. In this rich and insightful account, Smyth asks what it is about birdsong that we so love, exploring the myriad ways in which it has influenced literature, music and science, our feelings about the natural world, and our very ideas of what it means to be British. At a time when our birdsong is growing quieter, with fewer voices, more thinly spread, A Sweet, Wild Note is a celebration of the complex relationships between birds, people and the land; it is also a passionate call to arms lest our trees and hedgerows fall silent.

Following appearances on BBC Radio Georgey Tonight, BBC Radio Leeds: Richard Stead Show, and BBC Radio London this week, do keep an ear out for Richard in the media over the coming weeks… and step out into your garden, local parks and woodland and rediscover that sweet, wild note.

30th consecutive week on the Sunday Times Bestseller List for Prisoners of Geography!

Posted on 9 Mar 2017 - 09:34

Congratulations to Tim Marshall, whose chart-topping Prisoners of Geography has now spent a remarkable 30 WEEKS on the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestsellers List! In this outstanding book Tim, an incomparable authority on foreign affairs, brings fresh and original insight into how geopolitics shapes foreign policy dynamics across the globe. It’s a spectacular achievement and we couldn’t be more delighted – congrats, Tim!

Tim Marshall draws in the crowds for this year’s Jewish Book Week Festival

Posted on 16 Feb 2017 - 14:11

You may have seen the ads on the Tube in the last few weeks. Well, we’re pleased to confirm that none other than bestselling author Tim Marshall will be giving a talk at the Jewish Book Week Festival on 28th February. Tim will be talking about his latest book Worth Dying For, discussing flags and how they continue to unite and divide us. The talk will be chaired by former political editor of New Statesman Martin Bright, and Financial Times journalist Simon Kuper will be shedding new light on the resurgence of patriotism and the political tensions within France as the elections approach. Book your tickets for this fascinating talk now!

Join John Suchet for a very special ‘Morning With Beethoven’ at Kings Place

Posted on 2 Feb 2017 - 13:01

Start your Sunday morning in style and come along to Kings Place on the 12th of February for ‘A Morning with Beethoven’. Captivating pianist Melvyn Tan will perform the lyrical Sonata in E, Op. 109 and the beloved Waldstein Sonata - and he will be joined in conversation by none other than our very own Beethoven aficionado John Suchet. Do not miss this opportunity for the most enchanting start to your day; book your ticket now!

Power, Territory and Borders: Tim Marshall at The British Library this January

Posted on 19 Jan 2017 - 12:45

On the 31st of January, The British Library will open its doors to an engrossing and incredibly topical evening of debate on Power, Territory and Borders. Under discussion will be the way in which geographical borders continue to shape nationhood and identity, power and conflict. Chaired by BBC World News Today presenter Philippa Thomas, the talk will feature Stuart Elden, Professor of Political Theory and Geography, University of Warwick and our very own Tim Marshall. Come along for a thought-provoking and compelling discussion on how the lines on the map determine our world.

To guarantee your ticket, don’t delay; book your tickets now!