HWA Literary Festival 2012, 14th/15th July

May 14, 2012

Great line-up announced for this year’s Kelmarsh event. Manda Scott, Giles Kristian and Louise Berridge are among the speakers at English Heritage’s fantastic flagship event. This was my birthday treat last year, and I’ll certainly be there again this year. Will the HNS get a stand there? Or shall I just enjoy it? Haven’t decided yet!

Festival of Literary History: Programme 2012

Presented by the Historical Writers’ Association and English Heritage.

Saturday 14th July 2012

10.30 – 11.30 (last 5 minutes of each hour is clear-out time)

Armies of Rome: The legions at their best

Ben Kane, Anthony Riches, Douglas Jackson

11.40 – 12.40

Heroes of History: Warlords and Conquerors

Robyn Young, John Man, James Aitcheson, Angus Donald

12.50 – 13.50

Commanding in Battle: Montgomery and Rommel in two World Wars.

Peter Caddick-Adams, Q/A with Tim Lynch

14.00 – 15.00

Before Sherlock: The Georgian predilection for murder

Imogen Robertson, Rose Melikan, Lloyd Shepherd, Hallie Rubenhold

15.10 – 16.10

The English Civil War: Bloody strife and political mayhem

Fiona Mountain, Giles Kristian, Michael Arnold,

16.20 – 17.20

Forgotten Heroes: Who really fights the wars?

AL Berridge, Stewart Binns, Michael Jecks


18:00 – 19:00

Come and meet the authors: all authors + drinks/nibbles for Re-enactors

Sunday 15th July

10.30 – 11.30

Weapons: My sword’s bigger than your sword!

Robert Low – Harry Sidebottom

11.40 – 12.40

Grand Beginnings: Three authors of Debut Historical Novels will be interviewed by MC Scott

Ellen Bryson, Hallie Rubenhold, Robert Wilton

12.50 – 13.50

Great Queens: Women in Power

Stella Duffy, Theresa Breslin, Karen Maitland, Kate Williams

14.00 – 15.00

Comrades, Conspiracies and Consequences – How non-fiction can be stranger than fiction in Castro’s Cuba and Stalin’s Russia

Alex von Tunzelmann, William Ryan

15.10 – 16.10

The Great Wars: WWI and WWII – what was it really like? Diaries and letters home

– Paul Dowswell, Laura Wilson, Kate Lord Brown

16.20 – 17.20

The Art of Spying: Espionage through the ages

Robert Wilton, Manda (MC) Scott, Elizabeth Wein, Andrew Swanston

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