City Books: Rafael Behr and Rob Burley

About this event

An evening with Guardian columnist Rafael Behr and television producer Rob Burley in conversation with Ayesha Hazarika MBE, political commentator and broadcaster, and former special adviser to Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband.

Behr and Burley will be talking about their new books; Behr’s Politics: A Survivor’s Guide and Burley’s Why Is This Lying Ba****d Lying to Me?

About the books and authors:

Politics: A Survivor’s Guide – How to Stay Engaged Without Getting Enraged, by Rafael Behr.

“Passionate, clever, and often very funny” ~ Marina Hyde

Have you ever turned away from the news in despair? Or do you sometimes scroll through social media and come away angry, frustrated, listless and afraid? This is a book about the toxic atmosphere of modern politics that makes it sometimes hard to breathe; the damage it does to democracy… and the antidote.

Award-winning journalist Rafael Behr takes the reader on a personal journey from despair at the state of politics to hope that there is a better way of doing things, with insights drawn from three decades as a political commentator and foreign correspondent.

Why Is This Lying Ba****d Lying to Me? Searching for the Truth on Political TV, by Rob Burley.

‘A delicious read and absolute delight’ ~ Emily Maitlis

A gossipy insider’s account of some of the most unforgettable televised political interviews of the past 25 years. Rob Burley has been on the front-line of UK politics and worked alongside some of TV’s biggest political heavyweights. Brilliantly timely and on-point during one of the most infamous Tory governments of our lifetimes.

Why Is This Lying Ba****d Lying to Me? is a deliciously irreverent insider’s account of a career spent trying to get straight answers from politicians, offering a unique insight into the British political class during a time when no one appears to be telling the truth.

Presented by City Books. This special evening will include a Q&A and book signing.

  • Date
    Wed, April 24, 2024
  • Start time 7:00 PM
  • Price £12.00
  • Duration 90 Minutes
  • Event format TBA

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