Meet the Author

Meet the authors behind the book in our first ever online author talk series. Includes a live Q&A and an opportunity to purchase the book, signed by the author.

Wendy Holden: The Governess
16 September | 19:30 to 20:30
Wendy Holden discusses her fascinating novel about Marion Crawford – a young, progressive woman with a social conscience who took on raising a future queen. This is the ultimate behind the scenes story, perfect for lovers of The Crown.

Trevor Barnes: Dead Doubles
7 October | 19:30 to 20:30 
In conversation with Professor Chris Andrew (author of the official History of MI5, The Defence Realm), Trevor Barnes will discuss his new study on one of the Cold War’s most notorious spy cases – the Portland Spy Ring.

Rebecca Gowers: The Scoundrel Harry Larkyns
18 November | 19:30 to 20:30
Rebecca Gowers talks about the fascinating story she uncovered within her family tree. That of Harry Larkyns – an attractive cad who fell in love with the wife of noted photographer, Eadweard Muybridge. Our Collections Expert, Katherine Howells, will join Rebecca to showcase some of Muybridge’s pictures.

Roger Dalrymple: Crippen
23 November | 19:30 to 20:30
110 years to the day after the execution of Dr Crippen, Roger Dalrymple will talk about how the murder caused a sensation at the time that still resonates today. Roger will draw on official records to examine the case itself and the public’s fascination with the brutal crime.