16 August 2013

Throughout 2013, The National Archives will host a series of monthly talks to broaden awareness of historical records and their uses for writers.

Each month, a high-profile author will talk about using original records in their writing. Ben Macintyre kick-started the year as part of the Mining the Archives masterclass. Our distinguished speakers include: Tracy Borman, John Guy, Peter Hennessy, Dominic Sandbrook, and Lucy Worsley.

August's Writer of the Month will be Rachel Johnson, on 16 August 2013 at 14:00, discussing the writing of Winter Games.

Tickets are free of charge. Email writerofthemonth@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk to book your place now.

About the author

Rachel Johnson is a columnist, bestselling novelist and the ninth editor of the world's oldest women's weekly, The Lady magazine. She was educated at St Paul's Girls' School and New College, Oxford. She joined the Financial Times in 1989 as its first female graduate trainee and has been in national newspapers ever since.

Rachel's books include the international bestseller Notting Hell and most recently, A Diary of The Lady. She has recently published her third novel for Penguin, Winter Games.