Not just a Lunch - but virtual events and activities fundraising to support veterans into employment

Join us and some of Britain's leading authors, from their home to yours, as they read from their latest books and tell tales filled with adventure, history and heroism.

From Sir Michael Palin telling Travellers Tales to Alan Titchmarsh and Aled Jones celebrating the humble garden and all it offers. Be transported back to Okinawa or the sand dunes of the Middle East with Professor Saul David and Lt Gen Sir Simon Mayall and discover hidden London Secrets with Tim Gosling.

Each evening will be a wonderful balm in these uncertain times and offer the opportunity to ask questions to our authors during our interactive Q+A. Not to be missed, dip in and out or why not sign up to them all and get £10 off.

Tim Gosling

London's Secrets hosted by Philip Mould

Tuesday 20 April 6.30pm - 7:45pm

Join Tim Gosling; a great opportunity to hear from one of Britains Leading furniture designers and experts on architecture, as he reads from and talks about his latest book, ‘London's Secrets.’ Followed by an interactive Q & A, hosted by art expert and TV presenter, Philip Mould.

£20 per household

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Sir Simon Mayall

Lt Gen Sir Simon Mayall

Soldier In The Sand hosted by Frank Gardner

Tuesday 27 April 6.30pm - 7:45pm

Join Lieutenant General Sir Simon Mayall, as he reads from his latest book, ‘Soldier In The Sand.’ Listen to stories from the former British Army officer and Middle East Adviser at the Ministry of Defence, followed by our interactive Q & A, hosted by the BBC’s inspirational Security Correspondent, Frank Gardner.

£20 per household

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Saul David

Professor Saul David

Crucible of Hell: Okinawa - The Last Great Battle of the Second World War’ hosted by General Sir Mike Jackson.

Tuesday 4 May 6.30pm - 7:45pm

Join Professor Saul David, Professor of military history at the University of Buckingham, as he reads from and talks about his latest book, ‘Crucible of Hell: Okinawa - The Last Great Battle of the Second World War’. A fantastic opportunity to listen to one of Britain’s top military historians, followed by an interactive Q & A, hosted by General Sir Mike Jackson.

£20 per household

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Sir Michael Palin

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Michael Palin 

'Travellers' Tales - in conversation with Levison Wood' 

Tuesday 23 March 6.30pm - 7:45pm

Join Sir Michael Palin as he and international explorer Levison Wood, share ‘Travellers’ Tales. A great opportunity to hear from two of the nations’ most admired personalities, followed by an interactive Q & A.

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Alan Titchmarsh

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Alan Titchmarsh 

Marigolds, Myrtle & Moles, in conversation with Aled Jones

Tuesday 30th March 6.30pm - 7.45pm

Join Alan Titchmarsh as he reads from and talks about his latest book, ‘Marigolds, Myrtle & Moles.’ A wonderful chance to hear from one of Britain's best-loved gardening experts, followed by an interactive Q & A, hosted by the popular singer and TV presenter, Aled Jones.

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