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Authors to Talk Women in History at Chichester Library

Women in History at Chichester Library On Friday 29th November, 2013, three acclaimed historical writers – Gabrielle Kimm, Helen Pike and Jehanne Wake – will be in conversation about women in history, at Chichester Library, from 7.15pm.

Join in the discussion as they talk about their latest books, research, favourite characters and varied experiences as writers of historical fiction and biography. This is an event not to be missed if you love history, intrigue… and a dash of scandal!

About the historical writers

Gabrielle Kimm has been described as writing, “with a charm that entices us into a world of intrigue and dark undertones”. She is a Sussex writer and the author of three historical novels set in 16th Century Italy. Gabrielle, who ran a workshop at Chichester Copywriter’s first Writers’ Retreat, recently launched her third book The Girl With The Painted Face.

Helen Pike combines teaching with writing fiction and co-editing a series of historiographical textbooks. Her debut novel The Harlot’s Press is loosely based around the Queen Caroline Affair of 1820. When writing her first book, Helen was inspired by many years of teaching History and Politics, a love of London, and a passion for 19th Century literature.

Jehanne Wake is a biographer and historian writing about women, money and society in 19th Century Britain and America. Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey, said of her latest book: “I found Sisters of Fortune absolutely fascinating…I could not have enjoyed it more. I envy the people who have still to read it.”

Don’t miss out…

Whether you’re looking to find out more about writing historical fiction or you want to get a look behind the scenes at some of your favourite novels, you’ll bound to walk away delighted and empowered by this fascinating writers’ talk. Chichester Copywriter’s Katy, who thoroughly enjoyed listening to Gabrielle Kimm’s audiobook of His Last Duchess, is very much looking forward to it.

Tickets are priced at £3 each and are available from Chichester Library. To find out more or to book, please call: 01243 777351 or email: chichester.library@westsussex.gov.uk.

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