Events and Interviews

We do all sorts of book promotion work, especially talks and interviews. If you are interested in inviting us to do a talk or interview, or to write a magazine or newspaper feature, please contact us through this website (the Contact Us page). Alternatively, you can get in touch with our UK publicist, who is responsible for arranging talks and other publicity related to our new book Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History. Her details are: Hayley Camis, Press Officer, Little, Brown Book Group, tel. 020 3122 6082; email: Hayley.Camis@littlebrown.co.uk; @hayleycamis. For events in north America, please contact Theresa Gaffney, Associate Publicist, Viking/Penguin Books, 375 Hudson Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10014, email: tgaffney@penguinrandomhouse.com, tel. 212-366-2338.

Our talks

We have no talks scheduled at the moment, but please check this website page from time to time.

Our most popular talks are ‘Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History’, ‘Jack Tar’, ‘Trafalgar’, ‘Eavesdropping on Jane Austen’s England’, ‘and ‘All at Sea With the Austens’.

For our talks, we tend to do a double act and use a Powerpoint presentation, so that we can share with the audience fascinating photographs from our travels and research. This format has proved very popular. If we are able to drive to an event, then we can bring along equipment such as a projector and screen, though many venues do have their own equipment.

Venues for talks vary considerably in scale, from bookstores to theatres, literary festivals and vast cruise ships. Literary and history festivals are an especially good way of introducing readers to our books.

We have been fortunate to take part in events at the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival, Henley Literary Festival, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, Appledore Book Festival, Cheltenham Science Festival, West Meon Festival of Books, English Heritage’s History Live!, Ways With Words at Dartington, Ilkley Literature Festival, Penzance Literary Festival, Edinburgh Book Festival, Bridport Literary Festival, Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature, Off the Shelf at Sheffield, Theatre Royal at Bath, Lancaster Historical Writing Festival, the Jane Austen Society in the South-West and in Kent, the Jane Austen Festival at Bath, U3A, the Devon and Exeter Institution, yacht clubs, libraries, museums, art centres, bookstores and much more.

Ways With Words literary festival at Dartington in Devon
Ways With Words literary festival at Dartington in Devon

We were very pleased to have been invited to launch the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival in November 2017, giving the first talk of the festival. This is one of the most prestigious annual literary festivals, taking place in a remarkable location on the southern edge of Europe. It is not restricted to those living on Gibraltar, but to visitors from Spain, Britain and beyond. The 2017 festival extended over four days, and several different venues were used, including the historic Garrison Library, pictured here. You can read more in our newsletter 51.

 

 

 

We were thrilled to be asked to return to the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival 2018, which took place 15th to 18th November. We gave two talks, both of which were in the Convent (the official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar, and the headquarters of George Augustus Eliott during the Great Siege). One was on ‘Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History’, and the other talk was on the Battle of Trafalgar, in which Gibraltar played a key role. For further details, see the festival website here. You can see a video compilation of days 2 and 3 here.

Picture Gallery

A display at a talk for ‘The War for All the Oceans’
A display at a talk for ‘The War for All the Oceans’

Book signing at Hatchards in London
Book signing at Hatchards in London


Lancaster Historical Writing Festival


Henley Literary Festival festival hub

Bookstore staff dress up for one of our talks
Bookstore staff dress up for one of our talks