Matthew Kneale at Stowe House

Stowe, Buckinghamshire

October 5, 2017


Celebrated author Matthew Kneale will be discussing his book Rome: A History in Seven Sackings, a fascinating history of the city of Rome, seen through the eyes of its most significant sackings, from the Gauls to the Nazis and everything in between. Described as a meticulously researched, magical and novel blend of travelogue, social and cultural history, Matthew Kneale will talk about his book and Rome, a most fascinating city with history incomparable to any other city.

Matthew Kneale was born in London in 1960 and studied Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford. Fascinated with diverse cultures, he travelled to more than eighty countries and tried his hand at learning a number of foreign languages, including Japanese, Ethiopian Amharic, Romanian and Albanian. Matthew Kneale has written for most of the British press including The Guardian, Telegraph and The Times. He has written five novels, including English Passengers, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. Matthew has lived in Rome for the last fifteen years.

This event is hosted in conjunction with Cole’s Books.

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The Music Room, Stowe House, Stowe, Buckingham MK18 5EH