Book Tour

Daphne is booked to appear at the following UK Literary Festivals to discuss her book and do book signings of The Way We Wore: A Life In Clothes published in the UK by Pan Macmillan. For information on the book including publications overseas and how to purchase a copy click here.


Can We All Be Super-Agers?


Wednesday, 11th October 2017 2pm – 3pm

Can We All Be Super-Agers?

As they ease into their 70s and 80s the impressive and intrepid Super-Agers continue to challenge themselves by proving their mental and physical agility. We are joined by Sarah Harper, Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford, Ray Matthews who, starting on his 75th birthday, ran 75 marathons in 75 days, the Green Goddess Diana Moran (Sod Sitting, Get Moving) and Daphne Selfe (The Way We Wore), who, nearing 90 years old, continues to work as a professional model. They discuss how they haven’t let age become a barrier to their aspirations and how we can join them.

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Saturday 25th February 2017 come and join Daphne for Afternoon Tea, Interview & Book Signing.  Daphne will be at this luxury 5 star castle hotel for the whole weekend.  Subject to availability as this special event is almost sold out!

Glenapp Castle

A weekend in the company of the incredible Daphne Selfe, the world’s oldest supermodel.  Daphne describes herself as a person full of curiosity and optimism and has been for all her 88 years.  Daphne is a most charming, elegant, and natural woman and we are delighted to have her as our guest for the weekend of the 25th to 26th of February.

On the Saturday Afternoon enjoy the following:

– Hearing Daphne interviewed about her life by her daughter Claire –
–  Daphne signing books and chatting to guests whilst you enjoy Glenapp’s famous afternoon tea.

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Dorchester Literary Festival


Saturday 22nd October 2016 at 10:30 at Duke’s Galleries

Daphne will be in conversation with BBC Radio Solent presenter Lucy Ambache and tickets cost £10.


Dorchester Literary Festival

Dorchester Literary Fair

Dorchester Literary Fair

Signing at Dorchester Book Fair

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St Ives

Daphne was back at the St Ives Festival on Wednesday 14th September 2016 at 5.15pm at the Porthmeor Studios

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Edinburgh Speakers Festival

Edinburgh Speakers Festival

Friday 9th September 11:30 – 12:45

Daphne shares a wealth of anecdotes from her peripatetic childhood, following her teacher-father from school to school, from her modelling career, which began as a department store house model and from her long and happy marriage.

Edinburgh Speakers Festival

Book tickets here

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Daphne Selfe – Winchester Discovery Centre 14th May 2016

Winchester Speakers Festival

Daphne grew up in an age when dresseswere lovingly run up for you by your mother and when needlework for even themost basic outfit was an art form. Perhaps as a result, she has had a lifelonglove affair with clothes and fashion. This is a heart-warming account of thatlove affair, taking readers from the organdie party frocks of a 1930s childhoodto the pages of Vogue.

The Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester on Saturday 14 May 2016
Doors Open at 2:30PM
From 3:00PM to 4:15PM
Ticket Price: £9.50 – £12.50*

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Daphne Selfe Winchester Speakers Festival

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Boswell Book Festival - Daphne SelfeBoswell Book Festival, Ayrshire, Scotland

Daphne will be appearing at The Boswell Book Festival 2016 at 3:15pm on Saturday, 7th May.

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Scottish Sunday Mail article:-

Boswell Literary Festival

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Chichester Festival logo Daphne Selfe

Chichester Festival

Daphne will be appearing at The Chichester Festival 2016

Saturday 9th April 2016 15:15 at St Paul’s Church

For further information and to book tickets please click on the following links:-

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Chichester Festival


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V&A Logo Victoria & Albert Museum Daphne Selfe Talk

Victoria & Albert Museum – The World’s greatest museum of art & design

V & A Members Talk – Monday 7th March 2016 19:00

Daphne News video post:-

V&A in conversation with Daphne Selfe

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Bath Literature Festival Logo Daphne Selfe appearing

Bath Literature Festival

Bath Literature Festival

Bath Literary Fair Sunday 6th March 2016 14:45-15:45

For further information and to book tickets please click on the following links:-

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Winter Lewes Speakers Festival Logo 2015 Daphne Selfe

Winter Lewes Speakers Festival

Lewes Speakers Festival

Sunday 6th December 15.15 – 16.30 at The All Saints Centre, Lewes

Daphne Selfe ‘In Conversation’

Daphne Selfe talks to Josephine Canney - photo of them together

Daphne Selfe talks to Josephine Canney


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Cheltenham Literary Festival

Cheltenham Literary festival 19:30 – 20:30 Tuesday 06/10/2015

Defining Moments Barbara Hepworth with Daphne Selfe

Plus Daphne is speaking on the panel chaired by Kirsty Lang for the Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World event  (Daphne modelled for Barbara Hepworth in the 1950s).

16:00 – 17:00 Tuesday 06/10/2015 – Members only


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Blenheim Festival with Daphne Selfe - Blenheim Palace Photo

Blenheim Festival of Literature, Oxfordshire

Blenheim Festival of Literature, Film & Music – 4pm Sunday 27/09/2015

In conversation with Alyson Walsh, chaired by Justine Picardie or Lucia Vanderpost

Click here to book tickets and for more information –  SOLD OUT


Daphne being interviewed in Blenheim Palace by Photographer Alistair Guy

Daphne Selfe photographer Alistair Guy


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Walden Festival, Hertfordshire

Words in Walden Festival – 19:30 Saturday 03/10/2015

Click here to book tickets and for more information – SOLD OUT

‘Thank you so much for arranging for Daphne to come and speak – she was, as you will have expected, absolutely wonderful. A joy to interview and a delight to chat to.

The organisers wrote to Macmillan:-
“The audience really loved her – lots of super questions and discussion.  Any more like her on your books and we’d LOVE to have them at next year’s Festival – though she is unique!  Please thank her once again for me: she’s such a fabulous (excuse the pun) role model.”

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Daphne Selfe in St Ives September Festival 2015 Logo

St Ives, Cornwall

Thursday 24/09/2015  2pm St Ives Bookseller – keen to have Daphne back in 2016 for another signing

Daphne Selfe with Tim & Malcolm at St Ives Bookseller signing

Daphne Selfe with Tim of Cornerways & Malcolm


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London, Hampstead & Highgate


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Hampstead Literary Festival Daphne Selfe

Hampstead and Highgate on 15 Nov. 1-2pm

Hampstead & Highgate Arts Festival Daphne Selfe Book cover & ticket

Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival Daphne Selfe

Book tickets: –

For further information on the book and to purchase a copy or copies for family and friends please click here

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