Celebrate five years of Cityread London. This event brings together all four living writers whose books have been Cityread choices to date to discuss the joys and challenges of evoking our capital city - Sebastian Faulks with A Week in December, Louisa Young with My Dear I Wanted to Tell You, Ben Aaronovitch with Rivers of London, and Gillian Slovo with 2016's Cityread, Ten Days.
The world seems an effervescent place of parties, jazz, and family happiness to Mary van der Linden. But the Eisenhower years are ending, and 1960 brings the presidential battle between two ambitious senators: John Kennedy and Richard Nixon. When an American newspaper reporter called Frank Renzo enters the van der Lindens' lives, they are forced to confront the terror of the Cold War that is the dark background of their carefree existence.