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All Over by Christmas with Rupert Matthews at Dittons Library

TownThames Ditton
Start date01 October 2014 19:30
End date 01 October 2014 20:45
CategoryExhibitions and talks; First World War commemoration; Libraries

Rupert Matthews


Dittons Library - Wednesday 1 October, 7.30pm

General information

In August 1914 many people believed the war would be over by Christmas. Instead, it dragged on for years, saw bloodshed on an unparalleled scale and spread to nearly every corner of the globe. Historian, Rupert Matthews, charts the course of the first year of the war, explaining why the conflict lasted so much longer than predicted and the reasons for its spread from the fields of Europe to African jungles, South American forests and Pacific Islands.

Rupert Matthews has written more than a hundred history books for both adults and children and has been published in more than 30 languages. He has also written a number of books looking at aspects of the paranormal. As with his history books, he looks at the evidence from various sources and allows his readers to draw their own conclusions.

Suitable for ages 16 and over.

This event is part of Surrey Libraries' War and Words programme of commemorative events for the First World War Centenary.


Tickets, including refreshments, £5 until 31 August, thereafter £6.

Book online using debit or credit cards.  

Telephone credit/debit cards bookings on 01483 543599. SMS: 07968 832414 A small handling charge may apply.

Tickets can also be bought in person from any Surrey Library.

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  • Updated: 21 May 2014
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