History, romance and Jane Austen at Shoreham Library

Book event at Shoreham Library to celebrate National Libraries Day

 
Last updated:
21 January 2016

Enjoy a cuppa and a discussion about books at Shoreham Library.

Award-winning author and historian Nicola Cornick will be discussing her latest novel, House of Shadows in a special event to celebrate National Libraries Day on Saturday 6 February at 2.30pm.

Nicola published her first novel in 1998, and since then her books have become  international bestsellers.

She has been shortlisted four times for the US Romance Writers of America RITA Award and twice for the UK Romantic Novelists Association Romance Prize. 

She studied History at the University of London and, in later life, achieved a Master’s Degree in Public History from Ruskin College Oxford.

House of Shadows, which was published in November 2015, is a thrilling time slip novel. It tells the true historical story of the secret marriage of William Craven and Elizabeth, the Winter Queen, and is set in three different time periods: the 17th and 19th centuries, and the present day.

Nicola will be discussing the history of the Craven family and the Winter Queen.

Jane Austen was descended from the Craven family, and one of the Lord Cravens was the inspiration behind Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility.

As well as enjoying an afternoon tea whilst hearing Nicola’s fascinating story, there will also be the opportunity to speak to the author, buy copies of her book and get it signed.

Tickets (to include refreshments) are £3 and available from Shoreham Library,
St Mary’s Road, Shoreham, BN43 5ZA.
Phone: 01273 467966

Email: Shoreham.library@westsussex.gov.uk
Website: www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries
Facebook: www.facebook.com/westsussexreads
National Libraries Day: www.nationallibrariesday.org.uk
Hashtag: #librariesday

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