Kate Fall -The Gatekeeper

Kate Fall -The Gatekeeper





Tuesday 27 October, 2020


12noon (1hr) available to view online until 7 Nov

£4.99 (great deals available on Festival Passes)

Available on demand until midnight Saturday 7 November.

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.

Her book, The Gatekeeper, is a very personal portrait of life as a woman at the centre of power. She offers an intimate account of the preceding seminal political years from the viewpoint of the ‘staffer’ rather than the more traditional memoirs of the ‘principals’ such as David Cameron.

Fall takes us through eleven years of the Cameron project. From its inception and battle to win the soul of the Conservative party, through to life at No 10 during the coalition years. Reshuffles, relationships, routines, political scandals, births, deaths and the crises in between. Through two general elections and the surprise ‘sweetest of victories’ in 2015. Through two referendums, and finally to the third – the European referendum, and to the last days of the Cameron administration.

Baroness Kate Fall was Deputy Chief of Staff to David Cameron from 2005 – 2016. In 2016 she founded the geopolitical practice at Brunswick Group, where she is a senior adviser and partner. She is a member of the House of Lords, sitting on the Lords International Relations Select Committee.

Kate Fall will be in conversation with Stewart Collins.

  • Kate Fall will take live questions from our online audience.
  • Literary events are live streamed (with the exception of James Naughtie and Joanna Trollope) and will include Q&A from the online audience.
  • During the live literary events, questions may be submitted by typing them into the Q&A box under the live feed. Viewers will still be able to watch the event while submitting questions, which will be relayed in real time to the speaker/interviewer. Please note, this may only be done while the event is live.
  • If you are unable to watch the live-streamed Literary events, the recording of each Literary event will be available to view online from the following day, using a viewing token, until midnight 7 November.
  • Signed copies of books featured will be available from The Petworth Bookshop, The Old Bakery, Golden Square, Petworth. Tel: 01798 342082 Email: petworthbookshop@gmail.com