Event: Diaries: Lives and Times with Simon Garfield, Anita Sethi and Virginia Ironside et al, 7pm, 5 February, The British Library, Euston Road, NW1 2DB

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‘Explore some of the most intriguing diaries of the last 100 years

Whether by politicians, heads of state, novelists, playwrights and celebrities or ‘ordinary people’, personal diaries can give remarkable insights in to the lives and times of the people who kept them. The British Library Diaries season opens with an exploration of some of the most intriguing journals of the last 100 years. Our panel also share some of their own diary extracts.

Dickon Edwards, Simon Garfield, Virginia Ironside and Anita Sethi join host Travis Elborough, whose many books include Our History of the 20th Century: As Told in Diaries, Journals and Letters. Introduced by curator Joanna Norledge.’

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