Tuesday, 03 August 2021

Archbishop of York to speak at Festival

THE Archbishop of York is to speak at this year?s Henley Literary Festival

THE Archbishop of York is to speak at this year?s Henley Literary Festival.

Dr John Sentamu, veteran radio DJ ?Whispering? Bob Harris and celebrity chef Lisa Faulkner are latest famous names to join the line-up.

Dr Sentamu made headlines with his Easter address earlier this month when he urged religious leaders to get involved in political debate.

Harris, who used to present the BBC?s Old Grey Whistle Test and now has a show on Radio 2, will discuss his autobiography, Still Whispering After All These Years.

Faulkner, a former soap actress who changed careers after winning Celebrity Masterchef in 2010, will be talking about her recipe book, Tea And Cake.

Other new additions to the line-up include Samantha Shannon, who was 21 when she published her first novel The Bone Season, and 15-year-old Helena Coggan, whose debut The Catalyst came out earlier this year.

Historian Michael Smith will introduce his new work, The Debs Of Bletchley Park, and will be joined by Jane Fawcett, who was part of the code-breaking team.

Oxford professor Eugune Rogan will give a presentation on the fall of the Ottoman Empire while Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng will talk about Margaret Thatcher?s time as Prime Minister.

Guardian columnists Polly Toynbee and David Walker will give their assessment of David Cameron?s premiership.

The festival takes place from September 28 to October 4 and tickets go on sale in July.

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