Literary events

David Burnett - Lost Dorset. 15th November 2019. Sherborne Digby Memorial Hall

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  ‘Lost Dorset' could easily be called ‘Unknown Dorset’, for few of the 350 photographs chosen from Barry Cuff’s remarkable collection of Dorset postcards have been published before, and many are extremely rare. The result is a large 200 page hardback documenting Dorset’s villages and rural way of life through a period of extraordinary upheaval and change.  

Henry Blofeld at Sherborne Digby Hall 30th November 2019

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We are lucky enough to have secured the fabulous Henry Blofeld for one night only with his new book the A -Z of cricket.  Henry will talk, answer your cricketing questions and then sign books afterwards. Limited tickets and very nearly sold out

Henry Blofeld at the Merlin Theatre, Frome 26th November 2019

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If you cant make the Sherborne event we also have Henry appearing at the Merlin Theatre in Frome, same awesome raconteur but in a more intimate venue


Andrew Lownie - Dickie & Edwina: The Lives and Loves of the Mountbattens. 7th December 2019 Sherb

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Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979) is one of the major British historical figures of the twentieth century and a central figure in The Crown. As one obituary noted, ‘It seemed almost unbelievable that one human being could have touched the history of our century at so many points’. Head of Combined Operations, a Member of the Chiefs of Staff and then Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in South East Asia during World War Two, the last Viceroy and first Governor General of India, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Defence Staff, member of the Royal Family and mentor of Prince Philip and Prince Charles: his life provides an opportunity to look at the most important and controversial issues of the last century. His biography cannot be told without also examining that of his wife Edwina, the richest heiress in the world when they married, whose aimless pre-war life of multiple lovers found new purpose during World War Two and afterwards with her humanitarian work.

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