Daunt Books Festival 2019

A Deadly Black Swan – The Spanish Flu of 1918

Laura Spinney talks to Catharine Arnold


Thursday 14th March 2019 at 12:00pm  |  Daunt Books Marylebone


Tickets are £7 including a treat from Rococo Chocolates.

The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was the most deadly pandemic in human history, leaving between fifty and a hundred million people dead, yet is often treated as a footnote to the First World War. Laura Spinney’s remarkable book Pale Rider vividly tells the story of an overlooked tragedy that ‘resculpted human populations more radically than anything since the Black Death’ and was as significant in shaping the modern world as the two world wars.
Laura is joined by Catherine Arnold, whose Pandemic 1918 skilfully weaves previously unpublished sources and a wealth of personal accounts together to further drag “The Spanish Lady” from the shadows of history.


This event is part of the Daunt Books Festival 2019.
The event will start at 
12:00 and end at approximately 13:00.


Can’t make the talk?
You can buy a signed copy of Laura Spinney’s Pale Rider here.
Please note, these will only be sent out once the talk has taken place.

Event Details

Thursday 14th March at 12:00pm
Event takes place at Daunt Books Marylebone, 83 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW.
Please collect your tickets at the venue.