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Sat 25 Apr, 2015
What next for the Comptroller-General?
Chaired by Andrew Williams
Speaker: Robert Wilton
In the third of his acclaimed Comptrollerate-General espionage thrillers, The Spider of Sarajevo, Robert Wilton peers into the shadows to discover the political machinations and dangers lurking there in the final weeks before the outbreak of World War I. With Europe on the brink, the Comptroller-General sends four of his agents across the content on a mission they do not understand – and from which not all will return.
Join us for a fascinating hour with a true insider, who’s worked in numerous government departments, including a stint as Private Secretary to three successive UK Secretaries of State for Defence. He was advisor to two Prime Ministers of Kosovo in the period leading up to the country’s independence, and is co-founder of The Ideas Partnership, an NGO stimulating and supporting projects in education, culture and the environment.
What the critics are saying about Wilton:
“Literary gold . . . beautifully written, wonderfully clever.” – Daily Telegraph
“Spider of Sarajevo is a learned, beautifully written, elegant spy thriller by a novelist whose CV includes British government jobs dealing with Balkan issues.” – The Times
The Emperor’s Gold was chosen as the Best Debut Historical Novel of 2012 by the Historical Writers’ Association and Goldsboro Books
- Date: Sat 25 Apr, 2015
- Time: 6.00pm
- Venue: Red Lecture Theatre
- Ticket Price: £6.00
- Concessions: £3.00
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