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09 February 2017 7:30pm

Takes place in the Lady Chapel. Entrance via the North Door.

Topping & Company Book events provide rich illumination into an author's work and help deepen the experience of reading. They are lively experiences with the emphasis on direct communication between author and audience. The talks usually last about an hour, followed by questions, and then there is an opportunity to meet the speaker and have a book signed.

England's Cathedrals are the nation's glory, each one an individual masterpiece reflecting our history, our culture and our imagination. For over a thousand years they have towered over our towns, cities and countryside, more a part of the fabric of our daily lives than the grandest castle or palace. In Simon Jenkins, author of England's Thousand Best Churches and former chairman of the National Trust, our cathedrals have their ideal chronicler. Join us to celebrate their story, told in this stunningly illustrated and endlessly entertaining book.

Toppings are delighted to announce that Simon will be talking in Ely Cathedral, of which he writes: 'Ely stands as one of my three graces. After each visit I am left in a state of wonder that England could have created such a place eight centuries ago.'

For further details and tickets please visit or contact Topping & Company Booksellers on (01353) 645005 (Mon - Fri: 8.45am - 7pm, Saturday: 8.45am - 7pm, Sunday: 9am - 7pm) ku/oc/skoobgnippot//yle