Book Event


Jeremy Bowen

The Making of the Modern Middle East

Thursday 22nd September, 6.30-7.30pm

Baillie Gifford Big Tent


Former BBC Middle East Correspondent Jeremy Bowen joins us for an enthralling and illuminating conversation about the modern Middle East.

Jeremy will draw on his deep understanding of the region’s politics and it’s diverse cultural and religious contexts, while also reflecting on his own experiences covering events and interviewing political leaders as well as ordinary men and women. Expect to come away with an understanding of how the modern Middle East came to be and what its future might hold.

‘...a rare understanding of what makes this tortured region so dangerously combustible.’ Jonathan Dimbleby

'Get into BookFest' tickets available at £10 for 19s and under.



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