Hamish Brown is a legendary climber, traveller and author. Here he tells the story of his remarkable family, caught in Japan at the outbreak of the Second World War in the Pacific. With letters, journal extracts, notes from his parents, and his own recollections, he brings the era to life: not only the dying days of the British Empire, but the terrible reality of the invasion of Singapore into which they escaped. In 2015, Hamish Brown was awarded an Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild, Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to outdoor writing and photography.
11.30am – 12.30pm | £8.50