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John Julius Norwich - France: A history from Gaul to De Gaulle

Karen Bloch

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (BST)

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John Julius Norwich makes a welcome return in 2018 to talk about his latest book “France – A History from Gaul to De Gaulle”. A popular radio and TV presenter he has written and produced some 30 historical documentaries for television.

A witty romp through 2000 years of French history, John Julius Norwich (at 88) has finally written the book he always wanted to write, the extremely colourful story of the country he loves best.

‘This book is written in the belief that the average English-speaking man or woman has remarkably little knowledge of French history. We may know a bit about Napoleon or Joan of Arc or Louis XIV, but for most of us that’s about it…So here is my attempt to fill in the blanks.’
From frowning Roman generals and belligerent Gallic chieftains, to Charlemagne through Marie Antoinette and the storming of the Bastille to Vichy, the Resistance and beyond, France is packed with heroes and villains, adventures and battles, romance and revolution.
Full of memorable stories and racy anecdotes, this is the perfect introduction to the country that has inspired the rest of the world to live, dress, eat — and love better.

John Julius Norwich was born in 1929. After National Service, he took a degree in French and Russia at New College, Oxford. In 1952 he joined the Foreign Service serving at the embassies in Belgrade and Beirut and with the British Delegation to the Disarmament Conference at Geneva.

His many acclaimed books include Venice, Sicily, The Popes and The Middle Sea. Lord Norwich is chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund and Co- Chairman of the World Monuments Fund. a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the Royal Geographical Society and the Society of Antiquaries, and a Commendatore of the Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana. He was made a CVO in 1993.

Copies of his book will be on sale and John Julius has kindly agreed to a book signing at the end of his talk.

This event will be taking place at The Lifford Hall in Broadway.

Standard tickets go on sale at 10am on 30th March through the website only

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Lifford Hall
Lower Green
WR12 7BU Broadway
United Kingdom

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (BST)


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