Saturday 30th March 2019 – 9.30am – 5pm
|St Peter’s Place||The Church|
|9.30||Book Sale – doors open|
|9.30 – 12.00||Coffee and cakes|
|9.45 – 10.45||The Stone Circle
Elly Griffiths comes to Fishbourne to discuss her best-selling crime novels including the Dr Ruth Galloway and Stephens & Mephisto series and her recent standalone: The Stranger Diaries. Elly will also share how she became a writer and the truth behind her name!
|10.45 – 11.15||Book signing
|11.00 – 12.00||Shakespeare’s Life in London
Nobody knows the identity of the ‘Dark Lady’ of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Shakespeare writes about her as brown-skinned, promiscuous and likely to pass on a venereal infection. One of the most infamous women in Renaissance London was ‘Black Lucy’, a notorious brothel madam from Clerkenwell. What were her links to the world of the London theatres? Is it plausible that Shakespeare might have been in love with a black prostitute? This talk focuses on Shakespeare’s life in London, the development of his art, and some of the more transgressive aspects behind his work
|12.00 – 1.00|| Creating Villanelle
In the last twelve months the TV series Killing Eve, and the novels which gave rise to it, have taken the world by storm. Author Luke Jennings describes how he came to create his psychopathic anti-heroine, and her nemesis, Eve.
|1.00 – 1.30|| Book signings
Duncan Salkeld and Luke Jennings
|12.00 – 2.00||Lunch|
|2.00 – 3.00|| ‘Battlefields, Biography and Botanical Gardens’
Peter Parker, in a wide-ranging conversation with Richard Bates, will explain how he started out writing about the First World War and how he came, via literary biographies, to write about botanical Latin, which he believes is not only useful, but fun.
|3.00 – 3.30||Book signing
|2.00 – 4.30||Tea and cakes|
|3.30 – 4.30|| The Burning Chambers
Covering 300 years of history, spanning from Languedoc in 1562 to the beautiful mountainous landscape of Franschhoek, bestselling author Kate Mosse will introduce the first novel in this new historical adventure series, The Burning Chambers as well as giving us a taster of what might come next.
|4.30 – 5.00||Book signing
|4.30 – 5.00||“Book grab” – buy a carrier bag for £2 and fill it with as many books as you can carry|
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