Further dates coming soon…

2019


  • 4 March: Lindum Books, Lincoln, at the Collection Lincoln & Usher Gallery, 7:00 Author Q & A and signing
  • 5 March: Bolton Central Library, Bolton, 1:00  Author Q & A and signing
  • 5 March: Lingham’s Books, Heswall, Wirral, 7:00 Author Q &A, signing
  • 12 March: The Tabernacle, London W11 2AY, 7:30 Penguin Live – ‘A Life in Death’ in conversation with Dame Sue Black and signings to follow
  • 13 March: National Liberal Club, London, 7:00, An Evening with Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary Jane Fundraiser for Beyond the Streets in conjunction with Penguin Random House and the ENO. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alternative-jack-the-ripper-event-an-evening-discussing-the-lives-of-polly-annie-elizabeth-tickets-56638896464
  • 16 March: AyeWrite! Festival, Glasgow, Mitchell Library, 6:30; in conversation and signing.
  • 8 April: Sob Sisters with Karen Abbott & Ada Calhoun, New York (Sister Jane Tavern, 6:00)
  • 9 April: The Mysterious Bookshop, New York, 6:30, reading, talk, Q&A and signing.
  • 14 April: LA Festival of Books, Los Angeles, signing at the Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore tent, 4:00
  • 17 April: University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley 6:00 in conversation with Melanie Abrams
  • 18 April: Book Passage book store, San Francisco, 12:30 talk, Q & A and signing.
  • 20 April: The Ripped Bodice book shop, Culver City (Los Angeles), 3:00, in conversation and signing.
  • 8 May: The London Library, St James’ Square, London, in conversation (details TBC)
  • 24 May: Bath Festival, Bath Assembly Rooms (details TBC)
  • 29 May: Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, in conversation with SJ Parris, 5:30
  • 5 June: New College of the Humanities, 19 Bedford Square, London, in conversation about The Five, 5:30
  • 15 June: Greenwich Book Festival, London (details TBC)
  • 18 June: Chesterfield Library, (Love Lit Derbyshire) Chesterfield, 7:00 (details TBC)
  • 23 June: Wimpole HIstory Festival, Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire, 1:00
  • 29 June: Matchwomen’s Festival, Bow Arts Trust, London (details TBC)
  • 12 July: Way With Words Festival @ Dartington Hall, Totnes, 5:30
  • 26 September: National Archives at Kew, London, talk (TBC)
  • 28-29 September: The Cliveden Literary Festival,  Taplow (TBC)
  • 1 October: Warwick Words History Festival, Lord Leycester Hospital, High Street, Warwick, 7:30
  • 8 October: Author’s Club Literary Lunch, National Liberal Club, London 12:30
  • 27 October: BBC History Magazine History Weekend, Chester, 12:00
  • 2 November: Murder One Crime Writing Festival, Dublin (TBC)
  • 3 November: BBC History Magazine History Weekend, Winchester, 12:30

Previous events:

2018 – 11:

    • 21 October: Bloomsbury Festival, London: ‘Independent Women: Courtesans and Prostitutes in the Georgian Era’ https://foundlingmuseum.cloudvenue.co.uk/independentwomen
    • 15 October: Cliveden Literary Festival, Cliveden House: ‘Politics, Sex and Scandal’
  • http://clivedenliteraryfestival.org/programme/
  • 24 September: Dickens Fellowship Literary Event, Broadstairs: ‘Harlots and Hangers-on’ with Lucinda Hawksley http://www.dickensfellowship.org/Events/harlots-and-hangers-broadstairs
  • 6 July: Fairfax House, York: Talk on The Real Lady Worsley
  • 18 March – 1 April: Queen Mary II, guest speaker – China-Korea-Japan
  • 22 October: Harrogate History Festival, 12pm ‘Revolution!’ A panel discussion examining some of history’s revolutions. http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/history/
  • 30 June: History in the Court at Goldsboro Books, London, 6pm  http://historyinthecourt.com/JoinUs.html
  • 28 June: Peterborough Heritage Festival, 7pm ‘The Wild Women of Jane Austen’s Era ‘http://www.vivacity-peterborough.com/event/the-wild-women-of-jane-austens-era
  • 1 – 16 March: P&O Arcadia, guest speaker Sydney to Hong Kong
  • 14 November: Paddington Library: 6:30 with Helen Pike discussing writing novels set in the 18th & 19th centuries.
  • 22 November: Pimlico Library: 6:00 with Gabrielle Kimm and Linda Stratmann discussing writing sex & scandal
  • 29 November: 1 Royal Crescent Museum, Bath: 7:00 appearing with Adrian Teal as part of the Gin Lane Gazette event
  • 15 January: Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath (English Heritage Literary Season): 12:00 “ ‘Wild Women of the 18th Century’
  • 25 January: Chipping Barnet Library talk: 6:30, Mistress of My Fate
  • 9 March: Living Literature Society talk with Lucinda Hawksley: 7:00, The London Underworld, Hogarth to Dickens, Arthur Probsthain bookshop
  • 18 April: Women Aloud Book Club event; 7:00, Mistress of My Fate
  • 24 May: Chawton House talk and drink reception: 6:30, ‘The Wicked World of Austen’s Women’http://www.chawton.org/documents/A6eventsbookletforweb.pdf
  • 4 June: How The Light Gets In Festival at Hay on Wye; 2:30 ‘Selling Ourselves’ debate with Brooke Magnanti and Catherine Hakim, and ‘For Better or For Worse’ debate, 7:30. http://www.howthelightgetsin.org/tickets/all-sessions/
  • 16 June: The Leeds Big Bookend Literary Festival; Women, Sex and History with Jane Borodale, Gabrielle Kimm and Anne O’Brien, 1:30, The Carriageworks, Leeds http://bigbookend.co.uk/
  • 14 July: Kelmarsh Festival of Historical Literature; 2:00, ‘Before Sherlock; Murder in Georgian London’
  • 15 July: Kelmarsh Festival of Historical Literature; 11:40, ‘Grand Beginnings’ “ discussing my debut novel with M C Scott
  • 12 September: World Monument Fund (www.wmf.org.uk) talk; Behind Closed Doors: The Hidden Histories of Great Buildings with Suzannah Lipscomb, 7:00 at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington
  • 20 September: History in the Court, 5:00 Cecil Court, London in association with Goldsboro Books and the HWA
  • 10 October: Cheltenham Literature Festival; 4:00, Georgian London: High Life and Low Life with Ian Kelly
  • 11 October: Cheltenham Literature Festival; 2:00, The Regency Booker Prize with Paula Byrne, Jenny Uglow, Kate Chisholm, discussing Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Ann Radcliffe and Fanny Burney
  • 28 June: Beckenham Literary Festival (BecFest), 7:00 “ talk with Imogen Robertson on ‘Writing Fact and Fiction’
  • 17 July: Kelmarsh Festival of Historical Literature, 11:45  ‘What Women Wore and Why’ with Lesley Downer and Laura Wilson
  • 13 September: Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival, ‘Women in History’
  • 28 September: Winchester Discovery Centre, ‘Love, Sex & History’, 7:30
  • 29 September: History in the Court, 5:00, Cecil Court, London in association with Goldsboro Books and the HWA
  • 3 October: Dr Johnson’s House, Private View of ‘Now That Would be Telling’ art and story installation
  • 17 October: Manchester Literary Festival
  • 18 October: Guildford Literary Festival
  • 20 October: ‘Now That Would be Telling’ evening event at Dr Johnson’s House
  • 15 November:London History Festival
  • 18 November: Richmond Literary Festival,’Sex and Taboo in Historical Fiction’ with Rosie Thomas @ The Bingham Hotel, 7:30
  • 17 November: Thames Valley History Festival; 3:00, Windsor Library: ‘Before Sherlock’ crime, murder and mayhem in 18th century London, with Lloyd Shepherd, Imogen Robertson and Rose Melikan