Wednesday, 4th May 2016
Upper Room Town Hall

Kate Williams and Dinah Jefferies discuss the skill of evoking historical period through details.
Chair: Vicky Bennett.
Kate Williams, DPhil from Oxford, is Professor of Public History at the University of Reading; is CNN’s historian and royal expert; covers royal and national events on the BBC and other channels; appears on BBC Breakfast, Restoration Home and The Great British Bake Off; is resident historian on BBC Radio 4’s The Rest is History; and contributes to The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, The Independent and Observer. Her other novels: The Pleasures of Men and The Storms of War. She’s written historical biographies of Emma Hamilton, Queen Victoria, Elizabeth II,
and Empress Josephine, the last being a major TV series.
Dinah Jefferies born in Malaysia in 1948, moved to England as a child, and has travelled widely, since. She has worked in education, lived in a musicians’ commune, and is a publicly exhibited artist. Her first novel The Separation has been translated into five languages. The Tea Planter’s Wife was Richard and Judy Autumn 2015 pick, and was top of The Sunday Times fiction paperbacks in October 2015 and in the list until December
Vicky Bennett read history at Exeter University. She is founder and artistic director of Chipping Campden  Literature Festival and has self published two historical novels.

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