An Intimate History Of Humanity

Theodore Zeldin

An Intimate History Of Humanity

Essential reading for humans.

The Hidden Pleasures of Life

Theodore Zeldin

The Hidden Pleasures of Life: A New Way of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future

Will reveal the autobiography in you.

The Amber Fury

Natalie Haynes

The Amber Fury

Amber Fury - not to be confused with Amber Furries.


  • Salon XVIII

    Salon XVIII

    Dream Matrix Live

    3rd May 2012

    Oscar Wilde quipped that the most frightening words in the English language are 'I had a very interesting dream last night'. This Salon, we shrug off such pithy observations as we embark on our most ambitious event yet: raising our . . .
  • Salon XVII

    Salon XVII

    Salon - North

    12th Apr 2012

    Ever found yourself staring up at the clear Yorkshire sky at night wondering just which is the North star, or where exactly is Orion’s Belt?  Then you are already showing signs of being a stargazer in training.  Luckily, . . .
  • Salon XVI

    Salon XVI

    Winging It

    4th Apr 2012

    While no-one could ordinarily accuse Salon of winging it, for Salon’s April outing we 100% winged it, and did so happily.  Described (by ourselves) as London’s outstanding cultural monthly, Salon created another stellar . . .
  • Salon XV

    Salon XV

    Short Cuts

    1st Mar 2012

    For our March 1st Salon, we were in situ at the panelled library at the ultra glam University Women’s Club in Mayfair.   So, befitting such surroundings Salon presented – Short Cuts.  People came as receptive . . .
  • Salon XIV

    Salon XIV

    Dark Romance

    2nd Feb 2012

    An amazing night: thanks to our excellent speakers and to everyone for coming.  For the first Salon of the year, we began 2012 with some Dark Romance. So who better than screenwriter and lecturing legend John Foster? Who got to the . . .
  • Salon XIII

    Salon XIII

    Beiruti Nights

    8th Dec 2011

    Salon hosted its first fabulous Christmas party on the 8th December. We had our first pop-up fair trade bazaar abuzz with Salon hostess (Niki, Juliet and Helen) who had created a visual baccanalian feast for the eyes, candleabra and . . .
  • Salon XII

    Salon XII

    Grand Sensual

    3rd Nov 2011

    November saw Salon taking a train to Grand Sensual. For your delectation we had Sara Jayne Staines OBE, known by her first name in the finest chocolate houses in the capital. She is an expert in chocolate, from its dark history to the . . .
  • Salon XI

    Salon XI

    Reveal. Respond. Reflect.

    5th Oct 2011

    In celebration of our first Salon in Warwick, Salon manned-up and offered our first ever all male line-up to invite our audience to: Reveal. Respond. Reflect. Revealing the secrets of your personality through inkblots. Whatever you saw . . .
  • Salon X

    Salon X

    White Noise

    14th Sep 2011

    A big thank you to our auracular speakers (with special thanks to Chris for travelling all the way down from Northumberland). Within 30 minutes of meeting we will have lied to each other 3 times. So said Ian Leslie who explained why we . . .
  • Salon IX

    Salon IX

    Brain Fever

    11th Aug 2011

    Thanks to everyone who came and to our fabulous speakers: Iain McGilchrist who came down from Scotland to explain the battle in our brain that is between Master and Servant, top literary agent Clare Conville who reviewed the Booker long . . .