Festival talks by Charlie Higson


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When we think of Winston Churchill we think of the gruff wartime leader with the bulldog features, cigar and hat. It’s hard to imagine he was ever young. But in this talk for all ages, best-selling author and comedian, Charlie Higson will vividly bring the young Winston to life, from when he joined the army aged 20 until he first entered parliament five years later, having fought on three continents and begun his writing career as a war correspondent.

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Our annual comedy history panel show returns this year with our host, Charlie Higson, back in the chair and stellar teams of historians and comedians. Irreverent and outrageous, it is the history show that delves deep into the past and winkles out the famous, the infamous, the forgotten and the, frankly, fatuous moments from history.

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