Blue Bicycle Books Author's Luncheon with Christopher Dickey
Join us Thursday, September 17 at noon for a Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series luncheon at Halls Chophouse, featuring award-winning author Christopher Dickey whose new book Our Man in Charleston is making all the lists.
Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street, where the luncheon and discussion will take place. Following lunch, there will be a champagne reception and book signing at Blue Bicycle Books, steps away at 420 King Street. Tickets may be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets or through our 24/7 ticket hotline number 800.838.3006. For special handling call 843.303.1113.
Award-winning author Christopher Dickey is the Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Editor for The Daily Beast. Previously he worked for Newsweek Magazine in the same position, and before that for The Washington Post as Cairo Bureau Chief and Central America Bureau Chief. Chris's books include the classic With the Contras: A Reporter in the Wilds of Nicaragua; Expats: Travels from Tripoli to Tehran; Innocent Blood, and Summer of Deliverance: A Memoir of Father and Son; Securing the City: Inside America's Best Counterterror Force -- the NYPD, published in 2009 and chosen by The New York Times as one of the notable books of the year. He is the son of late South Carolina poet and novelist James Dickey.
About Our Man in Charleston: As the Civil War threatened to break out, England found itself in a precarious diplomatic position. The English detested slavery but relied on trade with Southern cotton merchants. When Robert Bunch arrived in Charleston to take up the post of British consul in 1853, he was young and full of ambition. In an age when diplomats often were spies, Bunch's job included sending intelligence back to the British government in London. Yet as the war loomed, Bunch found himself plunged into a double life, settling into an amiable routine with his slavery-loving neighbors on the one hand, while working furiously to thwart their plans to achieve a new Confederacy. Read the NY Times book review by Greg Grandin here.
"Our Man in Charleston is a joy to discover. It is a perfect book about an imperfect spy." Joan Didion
"In his extraordinary new history Our Man in Charleston, Christopher Dickey has written a book you can't put down. This is a well-researched history with the immense power and sheer element of surprise we find in the finest spy novels. It's like reading a book by Graham Greene, written while he was staying at the house of John le Carré, discussing the fate of nations over drinks. With Charleston consul Robert Bunch, Dickey has introduced a new great man in the great war that haunts America still. I adored this book." Pat Conroy
Tickets are $30 for lunch plus tax and processing fee, or $59 for lunch and a signed copy of Christopher Dickey's book. All tickets include the champagne reception at Blue Bicycle Books following the event. Doors open at 11:30 AM and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with the author.
Halls Chophouse in Charleston's Upper King Design DistrictHalls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston. Parking is available at the Visitors Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting Streets, the Camden Exchange Garage between John and Hutson Streets, or at meters on the street.
Halls Chophouse (View)
434 King Street Street
Charleston, SC 29403
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