History Re-Imagined: Women in History


Meg Keneally’s new novel The Wreck is the story of a rebel, radical and stow away in colonial Australia, and Lauren Chater’s Gulliver’s Wife starts in London 1702 when Mary Burton Gulliver, midwife and herbalist, is forced to rebuild her life when her husband is lost at sea. Meg and Lauren are in conversation with Jaye Ford

Meg Keneally has always been fascinated by the ocean and history, in particular maritime history and archaeology. A former SCUBA diving instructor, Meg still spends as much time underwater as she can. She is the co-author with Tom Keneally of 'The Monsarrat Series' of historical mysteries. Meg also works in corporate affairs, after a career in journalism and public relations.

Lauren Chater is the author of the bestselling historical novel The Lace Weaver and the baking compendium Well Read Cookies: Beautiful biscuits inspired by great literature. She is currently working on her third novel, The Winter Dress, inspired by a real 17th century gown found off the Dutch coast in 2014.

Presented by History Illuminated

Books available for purchase and signing

Bookings essential

Gold coin on entry

All events are run with COVID safe precautions, social distancing and additional hygiene measures are in place. Masks are recommended.

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  • Sunday, 06 September 2020 | 11:00 AM - Sunday, 06 September 2020 | 12:00 PM


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