Legacy: One Family, One Cup of Tea and the Company That Took on the World
In the early 1800s Lehmann Gluckstein and his family escaped the pogroms of Eastern Europe and made their way to Whitechapel in the East End of London. There, starting with nothing, they worked tirelessly to pull themselves out of the slums, creating a small tobacco factory that quickly grew to become the largest catering company in the world: J. Lyons.
Legacy charts the rise and fall of one of the most influential dynasties in British history through the lives of five astonishing generations, bound together by an unbreakable code. This is a sweeping yet intimate work of history, filled with stories of sacrifice and selflessness, betrayal and personal tragedy, Empire and its cost, and success on an unimaginable scale. It is also an illuminating new exploration of Britain and its place in the world, from the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf and The House by the Lake.
Other events on the 11th October 2019
Royal Yacht Squadron Tour
Join Royal Yacht Squadron Honorary Historian, Commodore David Hughes for a tour of this historic building. Founded in 1815 by a group of friends, the Royal Yacht Squadron quickly became the favourite...
Churchill: Walking with Destiny
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In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law
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A Conversation with Elly Griffiths
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When the Dogs Don’t Bark
Professor Angela Gallop
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The Dark Side of the Mind
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Louis XIV and the English: War, Peace and Fashions
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The Redeemed: the West Country Trilogy
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A Breath On Dying Embers
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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy
A N Wilson
The success story of the British royal family can be laid at the door of Prince Albert, who after his death in 1861, turned into a man who could...
The Fizz Quiz
A perennial favourite of Festival goers, the Fizz Quiz gives you a chance to show off your literary and general knowledge. Join in the fun to win book tokens...