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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

Jane Martinson Book Launch

Jane Martinson Book Launch

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

The untold story of post-war Britain. Told through the lives of the two men who helped shape it: Sir David Barclay and Sir Frederick Barclay.

You May Never See Us Again is the only definitive story of David and Frederick Barclay – commonly known as the Barclay brothers. Born poor, these enigmatic twins built one of the biggest fortunes in Britain together from scratch and spent six decades at the epicentre of British business, media and politics. Their empire, said to be worth £7bn at its height, included Littlewoods, the Ritz Hotel, The Daily Telegraph and the channel island of Brecqhou. They were major advocates for Brexit and well-connected with influential politicians including Margaret Thatcher, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage.

Join Jane Martinson, freelance journalist and academic, in conversation with James Harding. The book being discussed follows a Tortoise investigation back in March 2020 on Barclay v Barclay, if you haven’t listened – have a listen here

Jane’s books will be available for sale on the night. 

editor and invited experts

James Harding
Editor and Founder, Tortoise Media

Jane Martinson
Journalist and academic