Louis de Bernieres: An Education (Of Sorts)

Our IN CONVERSATION at the University of Kent with Louis de Bernieres was an evening of great wit and insight. It began with Louis describing how he had been at school for a time in Kent, a school in the county of Charles Dickens which sounded as if it could have come from a Dickens novel. As Louis put it, the head teacher was a paedophile and the deputy head was a sadist. Louis said he prefered the paedophile. "At least he liked us." I'll put the video of our hour long (and often very funny) conversation up on the website when it becomes available. The next season of IN CONVERSATION begins with the delightful, wonderful SANDI TOKSVIG in early October, followed soon afterwards by an old friend, BERNARD CORNWELL. Watch out for further details.