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Boris Johnson: The Gambler (Online Streaming from Kings Place)

Tom Bower & Matthew d'Ancona

Jewish Book Week 2021

Tom Bower speaker
Matthew d'Ancona chair

This online streaming only event will be specially filmed in Hall One at Kings Place

After the live broadcast, ticket holders and on-demand bookers will be able to watch this performance until midnight on 31 March. For information on how to use KPlayer please refer to our guide or see the KPlayer FAQ.


Hero or villain? Maverick or chancer? In his latest book Tom Bower, described by Tatler as “the master of the unauthorised biography”, takes on the current Prime Minister. Based on a wealth of new interviews and research, he asks what his real achievements and failures were as Mayor of London, what influence the women in his life have had and why his story is ultimately overshadowed by family secrets. Bower is in conversation with the man who succeeded Johnson as editor of The Spectator, author and columnist Matthew D’Ancona.

Click here to buy Boris Johnson: The Gambler from Blackwell’s.


Tom Bower is an acclaimed investigative journalist and best-selling biographer, author of 24 books including Nazi Gold, and the lives of Robert Maxwell, Richard Branson, Tony Blair, Prince Charles and Jeremy Corbyn.

Matthew d’Ancona is an award-winning journalist and author. He is an Editor and Partner at Tortoise Media, and was previously Editor of the Spectator, lifting the magazine to record circulation. He has written columns for the Evening Standard, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, GQ, and the International New York Times. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, and was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, in 1989. His new book, Identity, Ignorance, Innovation will be published on 18th March. He has two sons and lives in London.

Boris Johnson: The Gambler (Online Streaming from Kings Place)

Tom Bower & Matthew d'Ancona

Jewish Book Week 2021

Date & start time:Sun 7 Mar – 6.45pm
Price:£12.50
Performers:Matthew D’Ancona, Tom Bower
Genres:Jewish Book Week, Online Events, Words

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