Jewish Book Week 2023 Saturday 25 February - Sunday 05 March | Tickets now on sale

Peter Stanford

Peter Stanford is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster, whose books include Angels: A Visible and Invisible History and the forthcoming If Stones Could Speak: A History of Christianity in Britain and Ireland in 20 Buildings.
Angels: A Visible and Invisible History
In a 2016 poll, one in ten Britons claimed to have experienced the presence of an angel, while one in three remain convinced that they have a guardian angel. Angels takes a modern look at what was once referred to as ‘angelology’, but which has its real roots in Judaism and in the mighty, sometimes comforting, sometimes terrifying angels who inhabit the books of Daniel, Tobit and Enoch in post-Babylonian exile literature. The event features Stage...
The Anointed
Novelist Michael Arditti re-tells the story of King David through the prism of three of David’s wives: Michal, a princess; Abigail, a wealthy widow; and Bathsheba, a solder’s bride. David, the hero who slew Goliath and founded Jerusalem, described by Josephus in the first century as a man ‘of excellent character and endowed with all the virtues that were desirable in a king’ is instead presented as a vicious despot who eliminates his rivals and menaces his harem, or i...