Please note, Waddesdon will be completely closed 29 June–5 July with the exception of the ticketed live music events. From 6-8 July the property reopens but there will be potential disruption to the Manor.

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Online talk

The House of Trelawney, Hannah Rothschild live

Cancelled – Online talk Wed 14 Apr 2021


Adult £30 Online

An exclusive live online book club with Hannah Rothschild discussing her novel ‘The House of Trelawney’.

An opportunity to hear Hannah Rothschild discuss her novel, The House of Trelawney with Pippa Shirley, Director, Collections, Historic Properties and Landscapes at Waddesdon.

Hannah Rothschild, recently appointed Chair of the Rothschild Foundation (which manages Waddesdon on behalf of the National Trust), will also read from her book and take questions from the online audience about her novel writing.

Tickets include a signed hardback copy of The House of Trelawney which will be sent to you in advance of the event.

‘Rothschild’s tale is a lively and entertaining.’ Amanda Craig, The Guardian
‘A satirical, clever and multi-layered read.’ Women’s Own


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.