Luke Harding - Invasion The first book of reportage from the frontline of the Ukraine War, Luke Harding’s Invasion is a gripping chronicle of a conflict that everybody predicted, yet no one expected. Commencing with the build-up to invasion and combining on-the-ground reporting – including real life stories from the citizenry - with a detailed analysis of the forces driving Vladimir Putin, the Guardian’s Russia expert delivers a powerful account of the biggest war on European soil since 1945. He also tries to answer the question everyone is asking: what happens next? Luke is an award winning foreign correspondent for The Guardian. Chaired by Gerry Foley. Booking Information Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Thursday 2nd of March. Tickets go on general sale from Saturday 4th March. Please note that a handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings. Hearing loops are available. Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book (booking fees will not apply). Booking for this event has now closed.