Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll
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Historical Fiction and Tudor Voices at Havant Literary Festival

I was back in Havant for more literary goodness on the 8th of October. Arriving a little on the early side, I popper up to the library to see the exhibition on Percy F Westerman, inspiration for classics such as Across the Andes by Frog. The display wasn't as big as I'd hoped, but there were some jolly good reproductions of a number of his book covers. I shall be investigating his books further now. More on Percy here and here

Having seen all there was to read about Percy, I continued onwards to a masterclass on The Historical Novel facilitated by Gabrielle Kimm. We had some splendid discussions, although the general theme was that there's no one way of writing HisFic. I came away with a book, of course: His Last Duchess.

And to round the day off, I spent the evening at a Tudor evening with nibbles, Metheglin and readings from a variety of famous and less well-known writers of the era.

Tudor Voices 081013 (1) Tudor Voices 081013 (2)

Meanwhile, it's a bit stormy outside tonight.
Tags: havant lit fest, on writing, out and about, print books, publishing, real life, women writers of the past
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