3 November ’21, 18.30.
“Patrick Wright on the Forgotten Sage of Sheerness”. A talk about The Sea View Has Me Again at Waterstone’s, Rose Lane, Canterbury. £5. Details and booking here.
30 October ’21
I’ll be talking about the Thames estuary, and no doubt the Isle of Sheppey in particular, at the Flipside Festival’s day “Searching For Albion”, at Yew Tree Farm, Sweffling, near Saxmundham in Suffolk. Details and booking here.
13 October ’21 (18.00-20.00)
“Blasted English: How We Got from D-Day to Brexit.” PW in conversation with David Edgerton, introduced by Anna Snaith and followed by drinks. Held at King’s College London (Strand) and sponsored by Repeater Books to mark the new edition of The Village That Died For England. Free but booking vital.
30 September ’21.
“Brexit was a performance. . .” Some thoughts on Unwoke Englishness, published in The Guardian.
14 September ’21.
Publication of the third edition of The Village That Died for England: Tyneham and the Legend of Churchill’s Pledge. Revised text and a new Prologue entitled “The Case for Getting Up John Carey’s Nose”, which replies to the first edition’s critics and reflects on the relevance of the book’s arguments to those trying to understand Brexit today. Available (from my local bookshop) here.
9 September ’21. 18.00 - 21.00, at Swedenborg House, London.
First showing of “Unfamiliar Territories”, a filmed conversation between Ken Worpole and Patrick Wright. The screening was combined with the launch of the paperback edition of The Sea View Has Me Again and Ken’s new book, No Matter How Many Skies Have Fallen. Film now available here.