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Tickets for the in person events at The Henrietta Barnett School  are on sale from May 1st. 


Books will be on sale after each event from our partner West End Lane Books.


​Tickets are £12, unreserved. Under 25s can attend for £7.50. 


Free Tea or Coffee and Cake - Buy tickets for 3 or more LitFest events on Saturday or Sunday and get a free tea or coffee and cake in the LitFest Cafe. 

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Proms LitFest is proudly sponsored by the Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents Association
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25 June 2023


The Henrietta Barnett School
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Justin Webb
Justin Webb

The Gift of a Radio

Jenni Murray

This book is a candid, unsparing and darkly funny memoir of Webb’s far from ordinary childhood; with his mother’s undiagnosed psychological problems, his step-father’s untreated ones and his spartan Quaker boarding school, life was challenging. Drawing on themes of mental health, masculinity, grief and childhood guilt, Webb’s coming of age story portrays both personal and national dysfunction set against the grey backdrop of Britain in the 1970’s. A time of strikes, inflation and IRA bombings . A time when societal attitudes were very different to how they are now.

Webb is in conversation with Dame Jenni Murray, journalist, author and broadcaster, best known for presenting BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour from 1987 to 2020.

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