Literary Event:Kate Fall The Gatekeeper at Richmond Library Annex

Literary Event, Sat 14 Nov 2020

In light of COVID-19, please make sure you check with the event organiser before travelling in case this event has been cancelled.


Richmond Literature Festival


Quadrant Road,


The Gatekeeper charts eleven years of the Cameron premiership, from its inception and battle to win the soul of the Conservative party, through to life at No 10 during the coalition years and finally to the European referendum and the last days of the administration.

Reshuffles, relationships, scandals, births, deaths and the crisis in between, Fall offers a new perspective – what it is like to be a woman at the centre of power in a traditionally masculine world and how it feels to live one’s life at such a pace under so much pressure; much of it so private, yet under the public gaze. To go home to your children and walk round the park. And for all this to be ‘normal’, for a while...

Kate Fall was the Deputy Chief of Staff for David Cameron from 2010-2016, becoming known as ‘The Gatekeeper’ thanks to her role managing the flow of people, information and power in Downing Street.

This event will be chaired by journalist Anna Silverman.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Nov 2020 12:00


£8 / £6



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