Literary Lunch with Caroline Shenton
Location: Christopher Wren Dining Room, Ye Olde Watling Pub,
29 Watling Road, London EC4M 9BR
Join us for our next Literary Lunch at the historic Ye Olde Watling pub where we will hear from author Caroline Shenton, whose new book 'National Treasures: Saving the Nation's Art in World War II' has received excellent reviews.
Caroline Shenton is a writer and historian. She was formerly Director of the Parliamentary Archives in London, and before that was a senior archivist at the National Archives.Her first popular history book,The Day Parliament Burned Down, won the Political Book of the Year Award in 2013 and its highly acclaimed sequel, Mr Barry's War, was a Book of the Year for the Daily Telegraph and BBC History Magazine. In 2017 she was Political Writer in Residence at Gladstone's Library.
Caroline's new bookNational Treasures highlights a moment from our history when an unlikely coalition of mild-mannered civil servants, social oddballs and metropolitan aesthetes became the front line in the heritage war against Hitler. Caroline Shenton shares the interwoven lives of ordinary people who kept calm and carried on in the most extraordinary of circumstances in their efforts to save the Nation's historic identity.
The cost of this lunchtime event, which starts at 1.00pm, is just £25 plus a £5 donation to the Stationers' Hall Charity and includes a traditional two-course lunch, as well as the after-lunch talk by Caroline Shenton. We are restricted to 40 attendees, so please book early to avoid disappointment.