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Discussing the British: Foyles Debut Author Showcase

Monday 11th December 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Take another look at our small island with this showcase of new talent. From the humble handshake to what it means to be a man, the nature of nationalism to the contents of your umbrella stand - these new authors are delving deep into our cultural history and asking, what does it mean to be British?

Andy Scott is a former UK diplomat. Andy draws from a wealth research and personal experiences, alongside interviews from experts ranging from the world-famous primatologist Jane Goodall to the UK’s etiquette coach par excellence William Hanson, to reveal what the daily rituals of how we say hello really mean.

“Told with acute insight, infectious curiosity and gentle humour…this book introduces us to ourselves.” - Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Chris Hemmings works as a free-lance journalist. As a former broadcaster and editor at LBC, Chris draws on his own experiences growing up and in-depth interviews taking a stark look at the impact of “manning up” and the effect toxic masculinity can have on us as a society

“A beautiful, searing book which drips with courage and insight, about how unreconstructed, traditional masculinity is bad for men and women alike. The policing of gender norms hurts us all – and this book is a critical contribution to how we overcome it.” – Owen Jones, author of The Establishment

Marion Rankine is a London based writer and former bookseller. Marion takes a look at the regal origins and many literary connotations of the humble umbrella, enriching this everyday object and restoring it’s pride of place in history both at home and around the globe.

Dr Paul Stocker has a doctorate in Britis far-right history from Teeside University. What was once thought by some to be a fringe movement is now an inescapable reality with Brexit set to dominate public discourse for years to come – but what are the roots of the vote that shook England? Dr Stocker looks at what led us to where we are today and asks if we can learn from the past to better our future.

 

Ticket includes a glass of wine.

Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road

 

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