Charlotte Philby

Charlotte Philby is a columnist and author. Her novel, Edith and Kim, is a fictional retelling of the lives of her grandfather, the infamous Soviet double agent Kim Philby (the elusive 'third man' in the notorious Cambridge spy ring), and Edith Tudor-Hart, the woman who recruited him to the Communist cause. Her fifth novel, The End of Summer, is a gripping, nuanced literary thriller from a writer at the top of her game. She worked for the Independent for eight years as a columnist, editor and reporter, and was shortlisted for the Cudlipp Prize for her investigative journalism at the 2013 Press Awards. A former contributing editor and feature writer at Marie Claire, she has written for the New Statesman, Elle, Telegraph, Guardian and Sunday Times, been interviewed on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking, BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and presented documentaries for the BBC World Service and The One Show.

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Featuring Talks By:
Rachel Clarke
Beatrice Forshall
Charlotte Philby
Jay Rayner
David Spiegelhalter

5 Speakers, 15 Minutes - September 2024

5x15 returns to The Tabernacle for an evening of inspiring storytelling from a superb line-up of speakers.