Thursday, 11 August 2016


Over the weekend of September 4-6th, Essie will be attending the HNS 2016 conference in Oxford where she'll also be speaking on two panels.

BEYOND THE TEMPORAL - will be chaired by Karen Maitland (best selling author of highly renowned and wonderfully entertaining medieval thrillers). This will take place on the morning of Saturday, September 3. Along with Mary Sharratt, and Antoinette May this discussion will explore the way an author can use theories of spiritualism and the supernatural in various eras of historical fiction. Essie will talk in particular about the Victorian Cult of Death.

At the time of this post's publication there are just four places remaining for this panel.

BEST SELLING ERAS - Held between 4-5pm on the Saturday, promises to be an entertaining discussion on those eras in history that seem to appeal to readers most - how and why their popularity prevails. Essie (on the Victorian era) will be joined here by Elizabeth Freemantle, Antonia Hodgson, and Angus Donald. 

2 places are currently available 

This is going to be such a vibrant and interesting weekend. Essie looks forward to meeting some of you there.

Thursday, 31 March 2016


Essie will be appearing at the North West Literary Salon on the evening of Friday May 6th.

This is an exciting, free, monthly event held at Waterstones, King Street, Lancaster - and in the words of the Salon organisers ...

April showers bring May stories. North West Literary Salon celebrates both our one year anniversary and the close of the season with a special edition salon.

Celebrate with us as we welcome authors Sophie Duffy, Essie Fox and Paul McVeigh for a literary extravaganza.

The engaging readings will be followed by a lively discussion along with delicious locally-catered food from Filbert’s Bakery and music performed by a local musician.

Tickets via Eventbrite

Monday, 19 October 2015


ON THE EVENING OF THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26TH ESSIE WILL BE GIVING A TALK FOR SALON IN THE CITY based on the Victorian music halls. What's more, a little bird tells us that there will also be some singing from Kate Garner to enhance the entertainment, making this an extra special finale for the Salon's year of London talks.

These wonderful evenings are curated by The Clerkenwell Kid and Rosella Black and are held at the Westminster Arts Library which is right in the middle of London, just behind The National Gallery.

The talks they host are varied,  and cover all aspects of London life, from business and fashion to theatre, music, literature, film and art.

There is always time to mingle, and Hendrick's provide gin cocktails to enhance the 'London' experience, with a soundtrack for the evening provided by The Clerkenwell Kid.

More details regarding tickets/times are in this link.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015


On Saturday October 24th, Essie Fox will be taking part in a study day at the National Gallery in London, exploring the history and visual culture of music hall and circus. 

The study day is from 11am - 4pm at the National Gallery Sainsbury Wing lecture theatre and is available for a general public audience.

Later on, for those who wish to go, there will also be a visit to Wilton's Music Hall, with a tour and a 'cockney sing along'.

If you have an interest in music hall, circus or Belle Epoque, save the day. This will be grand. A link to the day is here.

Saturday, 22 August 2015


Still from the film The Brides of Dracula

On the evening of Saturday October 10th Essie will be speaking at an event hosted by The Dracula Society

If anyone is a member of the society, Essie will look forward to meeting you there. She'll be talking about the Victorian cult of death and how that may have influenced the work of Bram Stoker ~ along with references to the somewhat exotic vampiric cults in her latest Victorian novel, The Goddess and the Thief.

Thursday, 4 June 2015


Come along to Kensal Green Cemetery for an open day on Saturday July 4th.

There are lots of events going on in this historic Victorian Cemetery and, from around midday, I'll be there along with the wonderful novelist, Tracy Chevalier - who has written some of my favourite novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring - and the singer Kirsten Morrison, whose voice and musical compositions are truly something rare to hear.

Among other attractions there will be tours of this historic cemetery on the hour, every hour from 11am - 5pm. There will be an art show in the Dissenters' Chapel, a display of Historic hearses, many stalls selling gifts and refreshments - and other amusements too.

Saturday, 22 November 2014


On 11th December at 7.30pm, Essie will be at The Christmas Vanguard Readings, upstairs at The Bear in Camberwell. 

This free monthly literary event is hosted by Richard Skinner - acclaimed author, and poet, and also Director of the Faber Writing Academy. Richard invites writers - both new and established - to read from their latest work, and also to chat and mingle with members of the audience. 

Essie will be reading a ghostly and seasonal extract from her latest novel, The Goddess and The Thief - an 'Oriental Gothic' set in India and England, with ancient myths of Hindu gods and fraudulent spirit mediums who dabble in deceptions in Victorian candlelit parlours.