Forthcoming events 

Most talks focus on my new book about Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940’s published in UK and US in 2016 but I am booking talks into 2018/19 on a variety of subjects! Also, I have written a new introduction to Safe Passage, the autobiography of Ida and Louise Cook, two eccentric sisters whose love of Opera helped them save Jews in World War 2. There is a musical talk on them, and of course Wallis Simpson and Jennie Churchill! I am also an accredited speaker for http://www.speakers4schools.org/

If in doubt about a talk you think I am giving please email me directly!

Here are some upcoming talks…

April 20 Cork World Book Festival  8.30 pm  http://triskelartscentre.ie/events/3395/cork-world-book-fest-2017-france-and-its-women/

April 29 Parisian Breakfast Books By the Beach Scarborough  http://www.booksbythebeach.co.uk/2017festival/

April 30 Chiddingstone Festival 10.30 am https://event.bookitbee.com/11274/chiddingstone-castle-literary-festival-sunday-30-a

May 10 10.30 am St Albans Dfas on Les Parisiennes www.nadfas.org.uk

May 16 15.30 Private Event at Blenheim Talking to 2017 CEO Leadership Programme about my understanding of Winston Churchill through his American Mother, Jennie Jerome

May 17 10.30 am talking about the Cook Sisters to Welwyn Dfas www.nadfas.org.uk

May 20 1.45 pm Charleston Festival with Carmen Callil www.nadfas.org.uk

June 12 am Giving a talk Hampstead U3A on Wallis Simpson – That Woman http://www.u3alondon.org.uk/?page_id=2144

June 12 pm  Discussion with a Book Group who have chosen Les Parisiennes

June 24  12.30 Sidmouth Literary Festival https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/anne-sebba-women-in-history-tickets-33439760223


January 9 2018 LLandudno  Dfas 
Anne will be talking about Les Parisiennes www.nadfas.org.uk




previous talks  …

June 24 2016 10.45  Wantage Dfas
A Musical Talk on the Cook Sisters, Ida and Louise, two women who used opera to save Nazi Refugees

April 5 2016 10.45 Midhurst Dfas
A talk on the Dollar Princesses

May 19 2016 Guildford Dfas  10.45
A talk on The Dollar Princesses

April 6 2016 Fylde Dfas at Lytham St Anne’s 
A talk on The Dollar Princesses

April 19 2016 Jersey Dfas – a Taster evening lecture for a new group!
A talk on That Woman Wallis Simpson

May 9 2016 Exmoor Dfas 2.30pm 
A talk on The Dollar Princesses

May 19 2016 Guildford Dfas  10.45
A talk on The Dollar Princesses

May 20 2016 Sarisbury Green dfas 11.am 
A talk on William Bankes The Exiled Collector


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Anne makes regular appearances on TV and radio and is in great demand as a speaker on a variety of subjects for many groups, clubs, institutions and charities, and is often invited back for a return visit. She has given talks at Schools on Leavers Days or at Prize Givings and at the following venues and festivals in the UK and in America, China, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Germany, UAE and Ireland.

The National Archives (Kew), Imperial War Museum, British Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cabinet War Rooms, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Churchill Archives, Royal Overseas League, English Speaking Union, the Biographers’ Club, the Tower of London.

Clubs including The Whitefriars Club, Bucks, Carlton Club, Britain Club, Reform Club.

Many ladies luncheon groups eg Four Seasons, RAC Ladies Luncheon club, Women’s Overseas Lunch club, St Johns Wood Women’s Society, American Women of Surrey, American Women of North London etc Kensington and Chelsea Women’s group, U3A and WI groups and several local history societies.

Schools eg st Marys Calne, Winchester, North London Collegiate, Godolphin and Latymer as well as Alumni Associations eg Georgetown University.

Historical festivals, Literary festivals and charity occasions when Anne is guest speaker and helps fundraising efforts eg Red Cross, Princess Alice Hospice, Nightingale Care home, Macmillan Cancer care, Jewish Care, NSPCC etc

Anne has spoken at Synagogues, Hotels (eg Chewton Glen, the Ritz), Book shops, local Libraries for Royal Oak, Nadfas, The English Speaking Union here and abroad as well as on Cruises for both Fred Olson and Saga lines and tours for the Daily Mail and the Oldie.