Failures of State: The Inside Story of Britain's Battle with Coronavirus by Jonathan Calvert & George Arbuthnott
From 12.00 noon BST
At Goldster Book Club
The legendary Sunday Times Insight team turns its skills to the pandemic in Failures of State: The Inside Story of Britain’s Coronavirus. Months of digging by Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnott has given us an inside story that is both thrilling and appalling. Andrew Marr calls it a ‘devastating piece of journalism’. Piers Morgan says the book exposes a ‘scandal’ and Robert Peston declares that he is ‘literally gobsmacked.’ We all have our individual Covid experiences in a year that the hospitals have been crammed and infection rates among the highest in the world. Are the author’s right in describing the government response as botched? Or are they writing with the luxury of hindsight? Join Humphrey for this distinctive Goldster Book Club to discuss investigative journalism on a crisis that has impacted all our lives.