The world is full of fascinating, brave and admirable people. Last October we were lucky to hear some of them. Renata Calverley enlightened us with her memoir, Let Me Tell You a Story, a moving and triumphant account of a wartime childhood. Judith Mackrell talked about 6 Flappers who exemplified the daring of the generation’s spirit. Philip Ziegler discussed his biog of the extravagant character Laurence Olivier with Lawrence’s son, Tarquin.
Matthew d'Ancona's In It Together cut right to the heart of the Lib Dem/Tory struggle and revealed the truth behind the U-turns, the shifts in policies and the dramatic fights within Number 10. Jonathan Aitken offered an intimate look into the complex life of Margaret Thatcher: Power and Personality.