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Daily Telegraph Obituary Writer to Speak at a Lunch in Bournemouth

2 August, 2012

If you’re a regular reader of the Daily Telegraph you’ll know that the liveliest page is often the Obituary page.

It’s where you find the stories of derring-do in the Second World War, mixed up with tales of sixties decadence and accounts of the unusual habits of Anglican bishops.

David Twiston Davies worked for the Daily Telegraph for over 30 years, where he was a diarist, letters’ editor and Chief Obituary writer. He has edited a selection of obituary anthologies collecting the very best, including The Book of Military Obituaries, The Book of Imperial and Commonwealth Obituaries and The Book of Naval Obituaries.

As part of the Bournemouth Joy of Death Festival, Mr Twiston Davies will be speaking on ‘How to Die’ at a lunch at Days Hotel, 3 Russell-Cotes Road, Bournemouth(formerly the Marsham Court Hotel) on Sunday 9 September 12.30 for 1pm.

Tickets are £15 and include a light lunch with teas and coffees. You can get a your ticket by sending a cheque for £15 made payable to the UK Speechwriters’ Guild and posting it to Brian Jenner, 4 Lansdowne House, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3JR.