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The House of Trelawney, Hannah Rothschild book signing & afternoon tea

Sat 16 May 2020

1.30pm-2.30pm: Reading and Q&A
2.30pm-4pm: Book signing and afternoon tea

Adult £50 Includes £16.99 book and sparkling afternoon tea
Grounds admission included

An exclusive reading and book signing with Hannah Rothschild celebrating her new novel ‘The House of Trelawney’.

An exclusive opportunity to hear The Honourable Hannah Rothschild read from her new novel, The House of Trelawney.

Hannah Rothschild, recently appointed Chair of the Rothschild Foundation (which manages Waddesdon on behalf of the National Trust), will follow her reading with an ‘in conversation’ and a Q&A about her novel writing.

Your ticket will include a copy of The House of Trelawney, which you can have signed by Hannah Rothschild in the Manor shop, and a famous sparkling afternoon tea in the Manor restaurant, with exquisite patisserie created in our own kitchens.

Your ticket will include an opportunity to visit the grounds and gardens from 10am on 16 May. Please take your seat in the Powerhouse in good time for the event to start at 1.30pm.


Hannah Rothschild CBE is a British writer, documentary filmmaker, businesswoman and philanthropist. Her biography, The Baroness, was published in 2012 in the UK, US and twelve other territories. Her first novel, The Improbability of Love, published in 2015 won the Bollinger Wodehouse Prize for best comic novel and was runner up for the Bailey Women’s Prize for fiction in 2015.

Hannah’s features and interviews appear in The Telegraph, The Times (London), The New York Times and Vogue. Her documentaries have been shown on the BBC, HBO and at international film festivals. She has lectured on art, film and philanthropy at the Getty, the Royal Academy of Arts and at the Hay Festival. From August 2015 to October 2019 she was the first female Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery in London.

Hannah is actively involved in a range of organisations including the Rothschild Foundation, Waddesdon Manor, Yad Hanadiv, Illuminated River and an asset management company. In 2018, Hannah was made Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Literature and Philanthropy.