Iain MacGregor doesn’t usually write books. In fact, he’s much more familiar with editing and publishing them.
The historian has worked with dozens of authors over the years – Max Hastings and Jonathan Fenby to name a few.
But Checkpoint Charlie is his historical account of when the US confronted the USSR during the Cold War, told through the stories of those who were there at the time.
Few cities in Europe have the turbulent modern history of Berlin. And no name resonates as much as the security gate on the border between East and West of the divided city, which remains to this day as a tourist attraction.
Following Iain’s appearance at the Henley Literary Festival, he shared a glass of Von Buhl Riesling (what else could it have been?!) with Laithwaites’ Grant Hedley.
Laithwaites is proud to be sponsoring Henley Literary Festival for a tenth consecutive year.