Tuesday, 22 August 2017

APPEARING AT WINDSOR FESTIVAL



MEET THE AUTHORS is a literary event at Windsor Festival this year.

At 7pm on Thursday September 21, Essie will be on a panel with Julie Cohen, Tessa Harris, Oliver Tidy and Jonathan Posner, with Gary Mckeone (former Director of Literature at Arts Council England) in the chair.

This will be a fun, informative and relaxed event for readers and writers alike. Do come along and join us for what is sure to be an inspiring evening.




Wednesday, 17 May 2017

QUEEN VICTORIA'S FAVOURITES ...


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On Monday May 22 I'll be talking about the glamorous but doomed Duleep Singh, the last Maharajah of Lahore who became a great favourite of Queen Victoria when he left his Indian homeland to live as a Christian in England ~ at least until he decided that he'd like to have his throne returned, not to mention the priceless Koh-i-nor; his country's sovereign symbol which Victoria took as ransom at the end of the Second Anglo Sikh War.

 It's the stuff of adventure and tragedy, with many twists and turns along the way.

At the same event Shrabani Basu will be talking about Victoria's favourite and confidante, Abdul Karim.

The event takes place at The George Public House in Eton at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the Thames Valley History Festival website.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

TALK AT THE MUSIC HALL SOCIETY

On Thursday April 23 at 7.45 pm I'll be talking about the Echoes of Music Hall in my work ~ and the wonderful singer, Kirsten Morrison, will singing some of the songs I mention.

Kirsten Morrison

All are most welcome to come along, though for non Music Hall Society Members there will be a charge of £5 on the door.

The event will be held at 20 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9HP





Friday, 10 March 2017

WORDS AWAY AT THE TEA HOUSE THEATRE

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On March 27 at 7.30pm Essie will be discussing writing historical fiction at the Words Away monthly salon, held at the gorgeous Tea House Theatre, London SE11 5HL.

In the words of the salon website …


How do you create a compelling and authentic story set in the past? Essie Fox, whose new novel is The Last Days of Leda Grey, joins resident expert Emma Darwin alongside Kellie Jackson to excavate ways into writing Historical Fiction. After tonight’s salon you should gain fresh insight and top tips to bring the past to life in your work.


Advance Tickets cost £10 (£12 on the door) and can be booked via the Words Away website.



Monday, 27 February 2017

THE ESSEX BOOK FESTIVAL ~ 2017

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I'll be coming along to the Essex Book Festival this year. On March 9, at 7pm in the Billericay Library, I’ll be talking about ghosts, old silent films, the long hot summer of ’76 ~  and much more of the inspiration behind my latest novel, The Last Days of Leda Grey.


For more details please follow this link to the festival website.

Friday, 2 December 2016

WRITING COMES ALIVE ~ EVENT IN CANTERBURY ... DECEMBER 8 2016

Come along to the Writing Comes Alive Festival in Canterbury to hear me talk about the inspiration behind my novels.

Monday, 26 September 2016

AT THE BOOKISH SUPPER SOCIETY IN BRIGHTON ON NOVEMBER 2...



I'm not going to beat about the bush. I'm very excited about this event, which by chance is also taking place the night before the publication of my new novel, The Last Days of Leda Grey.




As my fictional character, Leda ~ once a star of Edwardian silent film whose looks were inspired by Theda Bara ~ also happened to come from Brighton (although I call it Brightland), where she lived in a splendid Regency House which is not at all dissimilar from the one where we'll be dining ... well, I couldn't be much happier. Such a lovely serendipity.

Artist's impression of the splendid Regency Townhouse



So, what is the Bookish Supper Society?

It's held in 13, Brunwick Square in Hove. There's food and wine, and books, and talk ~ and all co-hosted by Anna Burt, and the columnist and writer Laura Lockington. I'll be joined by fellow authors Jules Grant and Mark Thompson ... and hopefully by you as well. Lots more details can be found in the poster below for the event.

Tickets are available direct from tabl.com.