Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Edit Basket Go to Checkout
Select Currency: $ £
The Maker of Swans
Harry Potter Page
Books in the Media
Game of Thrones
The Sympathizer
Animators Survival Kit

Bookshop Barnie: Christmas Balloon Debate

Tuesday 18th December 2012 6:15pm - 7:45pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Come and take part in a Battle of the Books with our prestigious panel of contestants

What is the greatest book in the world? In this year's Bookshop Barnie Christmas Balloon Debate a prestigious panel of contestants, including some of the biggest names in present-day writing and academia, will attempt to answer this momentous question, each championing their own title. Come and join us for an evening of lively, good-humoured debate and a glass or two of wine, and the chance to see if your favourite title proves to be a contender for the coveted Bookshop Barnie crown.

The night's panellists include:

  • David Aaronovitch, columnist for The Times, on Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron
  • Matthew Taylor, RSA Chief Executive, on Charles Dickens' Great Expectations
  • Rachel Armstrong, TED fellow and science writer, on William Bryant Logan's Dirt
  • Richard Swan, teacher and medievalist, on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Eamonn Butler, Director of the Adam Smith Institute, on Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations
  • Parminder Bahra, Executive Producer at The Wall Street Journal Europe, on Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Carole Stone, Chairman of YouGovStone and networker extraordinaire, on Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People

Hosted by Austin Williams, Director of the Future Cities Project

Tickets: FREE but email futurecitiesproject@gmail.com to reserve a place

Venue: The Gallery at Foyles, Third Floor, Charing Cross Road


Reviews

Leave a review
Latest Blog
Clare Morrall Looks at the Internet of the Future
09/02/2016

Clare Morrall creates a new form of communication for her novel, When the Floods Came, set about 50 years into the future.

#FoylesFive: East German literature
07/02/2016

The TV series Deutschland '83 has inspired Gary Perry, Fiction Buyer and resident fiction in translation expert, to present his pick of books from and about the German Democratic Republic.

Sophie Hannah on the Galaxy Quick Reads 2016 reading campaign
04/02/2016

As part of Galaxy Quick Reads 2016 reading campaign that encourages lapsed and non readers to rediscover the pleasure of reading, Sophie Hannah has edited a collection of short Poirot stories - Agatha Christie, The Double Clue. Sophie Hannah explains why Agatha Christie is ideal for new readers.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd