An Evening with Daisy Dunn- In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

Date: Wednesday 29 May 2019
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly

Join us for an evening with Daisy Dunn celebrating the launch of her new book In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny. In a dazzling new literary biography, Daisy Dunn introduces Pliny the Younger, the survivor who became a Roman lawyer, senator, poet, collector of villas, curator of drains, and representative of the Emperor. He was confidant and friend to the great and good, an unparalleled chronicler of the Vesuvius catastrophe, and eyewitness to the terror of Emperor Domitian.

An Evening with Benjamin Dreyer and Rachel Joyce on Grammar and Language

Date: Monday 3 June 2019
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly

As Random House’s copy chief, Dreyer has upheld the standards of the legendary publisher for more than two decades. He is beloved by authors and editors alike – not to mention his followers on social media – for playfully, brilliantly deconstructing the English language. Join him in conversation with author Rachel Joyce for a fascinating evening of language and grammar.

King & Emperor: Janet L. Nelson & History Today

Date: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly

KING & EMPEROR is a major new biography of one of the most extraordinary of all rulers, and the father of present-day Europe: Charles, king of the Franks. Hatchards are delighted to be hosting Janet L. Nelson, the book’s author, in our first of an event series with the fabulous publication: History Today.

King of the World: An Evening with Philip Mansel & History Today

Date: Wednesday 10 July 2019
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly

KING OF THE WORLD is the story of Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre, who dominated his age. Hatchards are delighted to be hosting Philip Mansel, the book’s author, in our first of an event series with the fabulous publication: History Today.