Leigh Turner at Belsize Community Library

Leigh Turner public talk, on-line, 18 November


Dear all,

I am giving an illustrated public on-line talk to the Friends of Belsize Library on 18 November. Key details:

Venue: Zoom – CLICK HERE


18 November, 19.30 UK time, equivalent to:

11.30 in California

12.30 in Utah

13.30 in Chicago

14.30 in New York, and

20.30 in Germany and Austria.

If you’ve ever wondered what I’ve been doing for the last 42 years, or fancy listening to me talking about it, and with luck see a load of exclusive pictures, this is your chance. You can ask me questions afterwards.

I have pasted the message from the Friends in below, in the boxes. This includes how to register and how to listen in.

Message from Friends of Belsize Library

Thursday 18 November: Friends of Belsize Library present: Leigh Turner – Writing the World: How Diplomacy Inspires Writing and Vice-Versa
Join the Friends on November 18th as they welcome former British Ambassador Leigh Turner. CLICK HERE to join!  
Leigh Turner, a writer and former British Ambassador, moved to Highgate in 2021. Writing under the pen-name of Robert Pimm, he has authored three books: 

Blood Summit: a thriller set in the Berlin Reichstag
Seven Hotel Stories: black feminist comedies set in five-star hotels 
Corona Crime: a dystopic thriller highlighting the limits of capitalism. 

Leigh will talk about a career spanning Germany, Austria, China, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Hong Kong and St Helena; how it inspired his books; how his writing made him a better diplomat, and his May 2022 Istanbul thriller, “Palladium“. 

The details:
Venue: Zoom – CLICK HERE
Meeting ID: 889 6466 1765
How to register: e-mail bcltalks@yahoo.com 
Price: Tickets are FREE with a suggested donation of £5 to Belsize Community Library. Click here to donate. 
Keep up with the latest news by joining the Friends of Belsize Library Facebook group here

What to do next

I encourage all of you to:

a) listen to the talk – click on the relevant links above, the more the merrier; and

b) support the Belsize Community Library. They seem like an excellent lot, and I’m most grateful to them for inviting me.


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2 Responses

  1. Jessica Royle has had an interview for a post In Vienna with L K W WALTER. The interview was in German and she was told her German was very good. The job requires Russian and she is speaking Russian quite well. She will graduate from Bristol in 2022.

    Sorry I missed your talk via MGS Global but I have signed up for future talks.

    Best wishes


    1. Dear Brian,

      Thanks for this. I have not seen that interview – do you have a link? And do sign up for future talks, of which I hope there will be many – although live talks are the best.


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