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Syrian Literary Festivals

This October My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution will be featured in three literary festivals:  Cheltenham, Henley and Wimbledon. Full details below with booking via their websites.

First, on Saturday 4 October 2014 at Cheltenham:

In association with Waterstones

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SAT 4 OCT 2014 9:00PM – 10:00PM


£8 – MEMBERS 10% OFF

If you are a member then login to book your tickets, if you’re not a member then find out how to become a member and get access to priority booking.
Public booking opens on Mon 01 Sep at 12:00pm



Anthony Loyd, The Times war correspondent who was recently injured reporting from Syria, evaluates the Syrian crisis with Diana Darke, author of My House in Damascus, and questions what might happen next.

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2 thoughts on “Syrian Literary Festivals

  1. Anne Marie Doyle on said:

    Dear Ms Darke,
    I have just finished reading “My House in Damascus” and feel profoundly as though I have been back in Damascus and Syria. It was incredibly brave of you and very romantic to buy and restore Beit Baroudi. I am too old now to ever contemplate such an adventure so I am very grateful to have been able to live it through you. Thank you so much for sharing your story and for sharing your insights on the situation in Syria, which is heartbreaking.
    Anne Marie Doyle

    • Thank you for your kind comment. I am just back from two weeks in Damascus. The city and its people are remarkable as ever, and I saw many signs of hope among the suffering, and much humour, so we must not give up.

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