Hidden Prologues with Sam Leith

Welcome to Hidden Prologues, the new monthly literary salon at Radisson Blu Edwardian's Bloomsbury Street Hotel.

Hosted by the writer and journalist Sam Leith, the salon gives leading authors the chance to explore the 'Hidden Prologues' to their latest books.

The inaugural event in December 2013 saw Joanna Trollope talk about the inspiration behind her new novel, a reworking of Sense and Sensibility. In February 2014 we were joined by A. L. Kennedy who spoke about her new collection of short stories, All the Rage and in March Jenny Colgan shared her Hidden Prologues behind Little Beach Street Bakery.

Last month in May 2014, Andy Miller's new book The Year of Reading Dangerously was up for discussion. An inspired and witty tour of literature from all genres, it was the perfect celebration of Social Book Week, whose message is "because everything changes when we read".

On Tuesday 10th June, novelist Nick Harkaway talked about his inspirations behind Tigerman and on Thursday 17th July, Daily Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon, shared her tell-all memoir, The Wrong Knickers, revealing what life is really like in your (not-so) glorious twenties.

Upcoming Hidden Prologues Events:

We will shortly be announcing our next event!

Information and Tickets

The event starts at 6:45pm. Tickets are £10 per person, including canapes and refreshments. To preserve the intimate nature of the event, tickets are limited.

Please call 020 7666 2322 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri) to reserve your tickets  

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Previous Hidden Prologue Events:

Columnist and author, Bryony Gordon, delighted the Hidden Prologues audience at the Bloomsbury Street Hotel on 17th July with her new book, The Wrong Knickers. Find out what happened here:

Watch author Nick Harkaway talking about his novel Tigerman, on the 10th June 2014:

Listen to Andy Miller discuss his book, The Year of Reading Dangerously:

See the highlights from our event with Jenny Colgan, A. L. Kennedy and Joanna Trollope: