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Bookshop Barnie Battle for the Best Book

Tuesday 19th January 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Once again it's time for the annual Bookshop Barnie Battle for the Best Book in the World.

Come and enjoy the New Year atmosphere, good company, great books and the debate itself as seven brave souls argue for 'the most important book in the world'. Each has just two and a half minutes to present their argument.

This year's contestants include:

Jonathan Beckman, Senior Editor of Literary Review on The Babylonian Talmud

Rob Killick, Director of Clerkswell Ltd on Philip Roth's American Pastoral

Pamela Dow, Director of Strategy, Ministry of Justice on Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre

Patrik Schumacher, Director of Zaha Hadid Architects on Ludwig von Mises' Human Action

Simon Clark, Director of Forest on Enid Blyton's Mr. Galliano's Circus

Dr Gillian Dow, Director of Chawton House Library on Jane Austen's Emma

Louis Savy, Direcor of Sci-Fi London Film Festival on Frankenstein


Hosted by Austin Williams, director of the Future Cities Project.

The debate will commence at 6:30pm, but join us for a drink from 6pm.

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

Tickets: Free, but reservation is necessary as space is limited. Just RSVP to to book your place.





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