Guildford Book Festival

Judith Mackrell: Going with the Boys


Venue: The Guildhall, Guildford High Street, GU1 3AA
Date: Tuesday 5th October 2021
Time: 12.30 - 13.30
Prices: Full price £10.00; Students: £9.00; Jobseekers: £9.00

Buy 5 tickets for this event and receive a 10% discount. Buy 10 tickets for this event and receive a 15% discount.

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Six Extraordinary Women Writing from the Front Line

Journalist and writer Judith Mackrell returns to Guildford to tell the story of how six bold and resolute women, including Martha Gellhorn, Lee Miller and Britain’s Clare Hollingworth, became front-line war correspondents during WWII. Their motives varied from wanting to save the world to wanting to see the world, and even wanting to save themselves, but they remained determined to uncover the truth. Barred from official briefings they set up their own informal contacts with soldiers and presented articles with human interest giving a different colour, and heartbeat, to their stories. Their writings changed the face of war reporting for ever.

Accessibility: As the Guildhall is a grade one listed building, there is no lift. Access to the first floor is by stairs only. There are three steps from the entrance area to the courtroom. Toilets are available and accessed from the court room by stairs.

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Tuesday, 5 October

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