The London History Festival takes place 2-12 November 2009 at Kensington Central Library, London, UK. Paul Lay, Editor of History Today writes: "The London History Festival is a welcome new addition to the capital's cultural life and one that should help satisfy the already considerable appetite for history in one of the world's truly global cities. As editor of History Today, a publication whose mission is to bring the work of leading historians to the widest possible audience, I am delighted to be involved in a project which shares just those ambitions, and privileged to share the stage with some of today's finest practitioners of the craft. I am particularly looking forward to interviewing John Adamson, whose stylish account of the origins of the Civil War, The Noble Revolt, has forced us to think again about the nature of that decisive period of our history. The distinguished line-up involved in the festival intends to both entertain and enlighten, through their books and oratory. The London History Festival is a social event too, encouraging its audience to mingle and share common interests. The authors will also be available for a book signing session and chat over a drink once the talks are completed. I do hope you enjoy the first London History Festival, the first of many"