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Charles Moore in conversation with Matthew Parris

Charles Moore talks to Matthew Parris about his book Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone.

Charles Moore is the authorized biographer of Margaret Thatcher and a former editor of The Daily Telegraph, The Spectator and The Sunday Telegraph, his brief from his subject was that the book was not to appear in her lifetime nor was she to read it. Matthew Parris is columnist for The Times and The Spectator and a much-loved radio broadcaster including Great Lives on BBC Radio 4. Matthew entered Parliament in 1979 as the Conservative MP for West Derbyshire.

Gill Hornby

Gill Hornby on Miss Austen interviewed by Vicky Dawson, BIF Director of Books.

Gill Hornby’s acclaimed new novel takes a literary mystery that has long puzzled academics and delivers an utterly convincing and enchanting story that questions the idea of legacy, remembrance and what constitutes a happy life.

Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson on Take Six Girls: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters interviewed by Vicky Dawson, BIF Director of Books.

Laura Thompson returns to BIF to discuss the perennially fascinating Mitfords. Appearing to be present and connected to momentous events across the Twentieth Century, Laura discusses Mitfordian confidence and charm alongside the darkness and light of their lives.