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Goldster Conversations: Author to Author

Author to Author is where our resident interviewers, Lucinda and Humphrey Hawksley elucidate life stories and wisdoms from acclaimed authors. Lucinda is an author, speaker and great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens. Humphrey is an author, commentator and former BBC foreign correspondent.
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Author to Author with Humphrey Hawksley and Lord Richard Dannatt

Lord Richard Dannatt was a soldier for forty years concluding his military career as Chief of the General Staff – the professional head of the British Army. Since retiring from active duty in 2009, he was Constable of the Tower of London until July 2016. In 2011 he became an independent member of the House of Lords.

His military career began in 1971 with a first tour of duty in Belfast as a platoon commander. During his second tour of duty, also in Northern Ireland, he was awarded the Military Cross. In 1977, however he suffered a major stroke, taking two years to recover. His commanding officer encouraged him to stay, and Lord Dannatt went onto hold the Army’s highest military rank.

Lord Dannatt is the author of two high-praised books, his autobiography, Leading from the Front and his latest he co-authored Victory to Defeat: The British Army 1918-1940. Join Lord Dannatt in the special Goldster Author-to-Author with Humphrey Hawksley at the evening time of 6pm, Wednesday December 6th 2023.

Geek Notes

Benefits of reading, a multifaceted cognitive process, include:

  • Maintaining cognitive abilities
  • Reducing cognitive decline
  • Increasing relaxation
  • Enhancing emotional wellbeing
  • Reducing stress
  • Reducing symptoms of depression
  • Increasing empathy
  • Increasing social awareness
  • Increasing social connectedness.

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