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2016 Speakers

Here is a list of the speakers who appeared at the Wells Festival of Literature in 2016

EventSpeaker/sSubject
TalkFrank GardnerMaking a Crisis out of a Drama
Talk Vince CableThe World Economy and Britain's Economic Future
TalkArkady Ostrovsky and Jamie CoomarasamyThe Invention of Russia - The Journey From Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War
TalkSarah Helm and Caroline ElliotInside Ravensbrück: Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women
TalkGaia VinceA Journey to the Heart of the Planet we Made
TalkTom HollandDynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar
TalkAlexandra HarrisWeatherland
ComedyJames VeitchJames Veitch : Dot Con
TalkAlison MooreDeath and the Seaside
Book Group EventDeborah MoggachSomething to Hide
TalkLauren ChildSuper Sleuth Ruby Redford comes to Wells
TalkAndrew GantA History of English Church Music
Local eventWrite Up! Speak Up!A celebration of words
Literary Lunch & TalkSimon LovedayThe Bible for Grown-Ups
TalkMatthew ParrisScorn
TalkRichard ColesBringing in the Sheaves
Literary Lunch & TalkSonia Purnell First Lady - Clementine Churchill
TalkMalcolm GrimstonPutting the Energy back into Energy
PerformanceLemn SissayGold from the Stone
Literary Lunch & TalkDavid WilleyThe Promise of Francis
PerformanceAustentatiousJane Austen as never before
Literary Lunch & TalkMarc AllumAntiques and Anecdotes
TalkAlison WeirMargaret Douglas - The Lost Tudor Princess
TalkAdam Sisman and Caroline ElliotJohn Le Carré - The Biography
Literary Lunch & TalkPeter SnowThe Battle of Waterloo Experience
TalkMargaret MacmillanHistory's People - Personalities and the Past
TalkLaurie MaguireRemember Me: Death... and Hamlet
TalkVirginia Ironside and Miranda GloverGrowing Old Disgracefully
TalkPrue Leith and Caroline WaldegraveFood and The Prodigal Daughter
TalkBen RawlenceCity of Thorns - The Largest Refugee Camp
TalkColin ThubronNight of Fire
TalkJohn O'FarrellComedy Writing - From Spitting Image to Broadway
TalkLady Antonia Fraser and William WaldegraveMy History - A Memoir of Growing Up
TalkAndrew Graham-DixonCaravaggio, A Life Sacred and Profane