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Read an extract from Annie Gray's The Greedy Queen telling the stories of Victorian royal wedding spreads.

Anquetil, Alone by Paul Fournel is shortlisted for the Sports Book Awards 2018 for Biography of the Year and Cycling Book of the Year

'The body is itself a flowing stream, or burning fire: no two of its moments are ever the same.'


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Founder of The Velominati & co-author of The Hardmen Frank Strack tells us about some of the toughest cyclists of all time.

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Following a year of radical protest and change for women in creative industries, Sarah Perry (author of The Essex Serpent, Waterstones Book of the Year 2016) is joined by Fiona Sampson (author of In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein) and Peggy Hughes (Programme Director, Writers' Centre Norwich), for a celebration of women and writing which focuses on three important anniversaries: 80 years of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, the 100th birthday of Muriel Spark, and the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. This event will be chaired by Caroline O'Donoghue.
The diplomat and historian examines the current state and historical context of UK-Russia relations. From 1988 to 1992 Braithwaite was ambassador in Moscow, first of all to the Soviet Union and then to the Russian Federation. Subsequently he was the Prime Minister's foreign policy adviser and chairman of the UK Joint Intelligence Committee. His books include Moscow 1941, Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan and Armageddon and Paranoia. Chaired by Nik Gowing.
Five speakers, 15 minutes each to blow your mind. A quick-fire exploration of the mysteries of our bodies and brains, from medical conditions so strange they leave doctors baffled to the gruesome acts of medieval times. Presented in association with 5x15. Hosted by Stephanie Cross.