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Marquee Moments: Roger Hardy 'The Poisoned Well'
Sun 2 April 2017, 13:15 – 13:45 BST
Blackwell's are delighted to announce that throughout the Oxford Literary Festival, Saturday 25th March- Sunday 2nd April, we will be hosting a series of 'Marquee Moments' free talks in our Blackwell's Festival Marquee. Guest speakers will introduce the topic of their book in a brief 30 minute talk that is free to attend.
We are delighted to welcome to the Marquee Roger Hardy, who will be discussing his book 'The Poisoned Well'.
In 'The Poisoned Well', Roger unearths an imperial history stretching from North Africa to southern Arabia that sowed the seeds of future conflict and poisoned relations between the Middle East and the West. Drawing on a rich cast of eye-witnesses - ranging from nationalists and colonial administrators to soldiers, spies, and courtesans - 'The Poisoned Well' brings to life the making of the modern Middle East, highlighting the great dramas of decolonisation such as the end of the Palestine mandate, the Suez crisis, the Algerian war of independence, and the retreat from Aden.
Roger Hardy worked for more than twenty years as a Middle East analyst with the BBC World Service. He is a Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies in Oxford.
The Blackwell's Festival Marquee will be located in the Clarendon Quad of the Bodleian Library. This event is free to attend and everyone is welcome. Seating is limited for all talks in the marquee, so please arrive early to ensure a seat. If you require any assistance please contact us at email@example.com.