The Hareem by John Frederick Lewis

September Events

Please come along to any or all of these events if you can – I’d love to see you!

On Friday 20th September, I’m at the Manor Hotel as part of the Yeovil Literary festival, giving an illustrated talk on Victorian Women Travellers on the Nile and the research behind my novel The Sacred River. Egypt inspired many 19th century women to seek adventure and escape from their restricted lives; some fell in love – with the place or the people – and never returned home. More here


Ham and High Literary festival, Thursday 17th September - I’ll be chatting to Caitlin Davies about her wonderful book on Camden Lock and the Market. We’ll be talking about the history of Camden, the early days of stallholders and craftspeople and the people who over the years have made the market the world-famous destination it is today. More details here

Camden Lock and the Market

On 25th September, at 6.30, as part of the Archway with Words litfest, I’ll be talking about writing inspired by Hampstead Heath, with writers Caitlin Davies and Michele Hanson. The title and setting of my novel The Painted Bridge are inspired by Kenwood’s house and grounds; Michele’s hilarious book Absolutely Barking features many of the dogs who walk with their owners on the heath each day; and Caitlin’s novel Family Likeness features the fascinating story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a black aristocrat who once lived at Kenwood. The event is free! More details here

Kenwood House

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