6.30pm – 7.30 pm
Nicholas Shakespeare – Six Minutes in May
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The fascinating and dramatic investigation into the events that led to Winston Churchill becoming Prime Minister against the odds.
London, early May 1940: Britain is on the brink of war and Neville Chamberlain’s government is about to fall. It is hard for us to imagine the Second World War without Winston Churchill taking over at the helm, but in Six Minutes in May Nicholas Shakespeare shows how easily events could have gone in a different direction.
Translated into more than 20 languages, his prize-winning novels include The Vision of Elena Silves (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and Betty Trask Award), The High Flyer, for which he was selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, and The Dancer Upstairs, which was chosen as the Best Novel of 1997 by the American Libraries Association, and made into a film by John Malkovich.
His non-fiction includes the critically acclaimed authorized biography of Bruce Chatwin. He is chief book reviewer of The Daily Telegraph and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.