Richard Fidler – The Book of Roads and Kingdoms
Saturday, 8th July, Writer-broadcaster Richard Fidler returns to the Blackheath History Forum with his latest work The Book of Roads and Kingdoms.
The Book of Roads & Kingdoms is the story of the medieval wanderers who travelled out to the edges of the known world during Islam's fabled Golden Age; an era when the caliphs of Baghdad presided over a dominion greater than the Roman Empire at its peak, stretching from North Africa to India. Imperial Baghdad, founded as the 'City of Peace', quickly became the biggest and richest metropolis in the world.
"Fidler expertly weaves together these beautiful and thrilling pictures of a dazzling lost world with the story of an empire's rise and utterly devastating fall."
All talks will be held in the Blackheath Public School Hall in Leichhardt St, Blackheath, NSW. Online bookings preferred but a limited number of tickets are available at the door. We accept card and cash payments.
Talks start at 4 pm, doors open 3.30 pm for our famous afternoon tea, selling coffee, tea and cake.
Entry: $10 waged $5 unwaged
Afternoon tea: cash payments are appreciated at the afternoon tea table, but you can also buy cake vouchers ($3 each) and coffee/tea vouchers ($3 each) along with your entry at the door when you arrive.