Alison Weir & Barbara Erskine - Queens of Historical Fiction

Join us for an evening with two of the biggest names in historical fiction, Alison Weir and Barbara Erskine.


Tuesday 11th May, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

  • Book Club
  • Book Launch
  • In Conversation
  • Online event
  • Questions & Answers
  • Reading


About the Event

Hosted by Antonia Senior, join us as we journey through time to unravel the secrets of the past with Alison Weir and Barbara Erskine as our guides.

Both bestselling authors with a wealth of experience in writing historical fiction, we're inviting you to submit questions to these masters of their craft in advance - your chance to get your question answered live during the event.

From Barbara Erskine's The Dream Weavers, which follows a split narrative between Anglo-Saxon England and present day, through to Alison's Katharine Parr - the final book in the Six Tudor Queens series, we couldn't be in safer hands as we delve into the mysteries of the past and discuss the challenges of shaping them for the modern reader.

What can you do in a novel that you can’t do in a history book? We want to know.

All are welcome to attend this event; whether you're a well-seasoned historian or simply dipping your toes into exploring the past, we'd love to see you there. Tickets cost £2.50, with all proceeds (minus VAT) being split equally between Historic Royal Palaces, a charity that supports six of the most wonderful palaces in the world, and The Woodland Trust, the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity.

About the Book

The Dream Weavers
The Dream Weavers

Barbara Erskine

Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date:15 Apr 2021


The brand-new, gripping historical novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lady of Hay! 'Warmth, depth, mystery, magic and the supernatural ... such a beautiful book!' bestselling author Santa Montefiore