Books are My Bag

It was wonderful to attend the discussion with Elizabeth Hallam Smith and Mari Takayanagi  who work for the House and are the authors of Necessary Women over lunch on Monday 5 February 2024. The book recounts the many women who have worked behind the scenes in the Palace of Westminster ensuring the place works. 

At the Parliamentary Book Awards, on 6 February 2024 in the Churchill Room, one of the winners was Matt Chorley a radio journalist and presenter won an award for his book Planes Trains and Toilet Doors. The other winners were Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP for his novel The Winding Stair and Danny Finkelstein for his family memoir Hitler Stalin Mum &Dad. A family memoir of miraculous survival- all worthy winners.