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Frank Gardner

June 16 @ 19:30 - 20:30

We are delighted to host BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner OBE at The Grammar School at Leeds in conjunction with the Ilkley Literature Festival on Saturday 16 June.  Frank Gardner  is a familiar face reporting on domestic and international security, notably extremist-related terrorism. A fluent Arabic speaker, he was previously the BBC’s Middle East Correspondent. In June 2004, while reporting in Riyadh, Frank and his cameraman, Simon Cumbers, were ambushed by Islamist gunmen. Simon was killed outright, Frank was shot multiple times and left for dead. Against all expectations he survived and in 2006 he published his acclaimed bestselling memoir, Blood and Sand.

His first novel, Crisis, was a No.1 bestseller and he’s also written for the Economist, Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph.

Frank will talk about his life and career and his latest novel Ultimatum, which sees the return of SIS agent Luke Carlton in an explosive, action-packed and authentic new thriller.

Tickets can be purchased online from the Ilkley Literature Festival website.
£14/£10 concessions, plus a £2 booking fee per transaction.


June 16
19:30 - 20:30
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The Grammar School at Leeds
Harrogate Road
Leeds, England LS17 8GS United Kingdom


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