Tim Butcher is giving an illustrated talk about The Trigger on Thursday 3 July at 7pm in Woodstock Methodist Church, tickets £5.
Tim Butcher is a journalist, broadcaster and the author of Blood River and Chasing the Devil, accounts of his journeys in Africa. The Trigger tells the story of Gavrilo Princip, the teenage assassin who killed Archduke Ferdinand and started the First World War - born penniless, he trekked through Bosnia and Serbia to attend school. As he crossed lines of faith, nationalism and empire he gradually became radicalised. Tim Butcher uncovers new details about Princip and the book has been widely praised: