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    An Evening with Bill Bryson OBE  

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On 24th October 2018 132 guests assembled in The Bow at The Southampton Harbour Hotel to hear best selling author Bill Bryson in conversation with broadcaster and author, Paul Heiney.

Following a sunlit reception drink, sponsored by The Southampton Harbour Hotel, the guests enjoyed a 3-course meal and then sat back to listen to the main event of the evening.  They heard about Bill's early career as a journalist firstly,on the Bournemouth Echo and later in Fleet Street.  He and Paul then discussed several of his many travel books before finishing with an update on his next book which will be published in 2019.  

Following the conversation there was a table draw for signed copies of Bill's books, a charity auction and a raffle.

The event has raised over £11,500 so far with more funds to come.

Leukaemia Busters would like to thank the following companies and individuals for their generous contribution to making this evening an enjoyable event.  In particular, we thank our special guests Bill & Cynthia Bryson and Paul Heiney.

  • Bonhomie United Charity Society, joint sponsors of the event
  • Chocolate Craft, Alresford
  • David Lloyd, Southampton
  • Frampton Estates Ltd, joint sponsors of the event
  • Harrods
  • Hayes Music Ltd
  • Hobbs the Printers
  • Idyllic Holiday Properties
  • Liberty Wines
  • Marquis Motorhomes
  • Pebble Beach Restaurant
  • P & O Cruises
  • Southampton Harbour Hotel and staff
  • Lyn Daly
  • Sapphira Flavell
  • James Fresco
  • Nadja Litau, photographer
  • Anna Robinson, musician
  • Wendy Smith
  • Myles Tyrell, musician
  • Fiona Wilcock
  • Steve Wilcock
  • Amanda Whyton

 Photographer, Nadja Litau has now prepared a gallery of photos of the evening which you can access here:

To access the gallery, use the following case-sensitive password:

Gallery Password: fOsSXgH2KC

Use the following 4-digit PIN to download photos:

Download PIN: 7718

 If you have any queries with reference to the photos please contact Nadja direct on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Photos on this page courtesy of Nadja Litau Photography

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