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An evening with Orlando Whitfield

30 July @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We are thrilled to welcome Orlando Whitfield to West Kirby, to celebrate the publication of his debut non-fiction book, ALL THAT GLITTERS.

We are delighted to welcome Orlando Whitfield to the bookshop, to celebrate the publication of his acclaimed debut non-fiction book, ALL THAT GLITTERS.

Join us on Tuesday 30 May, 7pm, when Orlando will be chatting to Jordan from the bookshop, before answering questions from the audience and signing copies of the book.

Tickets are £6/ £20 (inc. a copy of the book) and complimentary drinks will be provided. If you can’t make the event but would like a signed/dedicated copy of ALL THAT GLITTERS, do get in touch by emailing hello@thewestkirbybookshop.com. Please also note that all event tickets are non-refundable unless the event is postponed or cancelled.


A BBC Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’

‘One of the hottest memoirs of 2024’ Sunday Times Style

‘Exhilarating… Orlando Whitfield tells the story of his former friend’s downfall in thrilling detail… Compulsively readable’ — Guardian

All That Glitters is as compulsive as a thriller. It is literary dynamite – a blazing exposé that cracks open an elite sphere cloaked in mystery and lays it mercilessly bare.’ Spectator

‘Ultra-vivid… it reads like a true crime documentary.’ — The i

‘An elegy for a friendship … exceptionally accomplished.’ — Times Literary Supplement

‘All That Glitters is an art world GREAT GATSBY, deliciously withering and dishy, a parable about the price of beauty, the power of charisma, and the limits of friendship.’ — Patrick Radden Keefe

‘A brilliant, devastating exposé.‘ — William Boyd

‘Funny, juicy, wistful and sad, it’s destined to be one of the books of 2024.’ — Megan Nolan


When Orlando Whitfield first meets Inigo Philbrick, they are students dreaming of dealing art for a living. Their friendship lasts for fifteen years until one day, Inigo – by then the most successful dealer of his generation – disappears, accused of a fraud so gigantic and audacious it rocks the art world to its core.

A sparklingly sharp memoir of greed, ambition and madness, All That Glitters will take you to the heart of the contemporary art world, a place wilder and wealthier than you could ever imagine.

Orlando Whitfield graduated from Goldsmiths University in 2009. He started dealing art while still a student, and worked in and around the art market for fifteen years. His writing has appeared in the Paris Review and the White Review. All That Glitters is his first book.


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