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with Alan Judd
Saturday 6th October 5.00pm – 6.00pm
£10 Queen’s Hall


Court of Wolves

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Robyn Young. Photo credit: Sarah Bird Photography

court of wolvesThe art of the historical novelist is to take what they can from history and then use it in their fiction. But what do you ignore, what do you use, and how do you give voice to your characters? Here both Robyn Young and SD Sykes talk about their historical periods and how they have adapted fact to their fiction.

Robyn Young’s first novel Brethren was the best selling hardback debut novel in 2006 and the series that developed from it sold over a million copies. Since then she has continued to write hugely popular historical novels, with her latest, Court of Wolves, published in August 2018. She lives in Brighton.


City of Masks

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S D Sykes. Photo credit: Kelley Hoad Photography

city of masksS.D.Sykes’ series Somershill Manor is set in the medieval period for which Sarah has a passion, particularly the years between 1348 and 1381. The series features Oswald de Lacy and her latest book, City of Masks, has just been published. Sarah has an MA in writing, attended the novel writing course at literary agents Curtis Brown and has also written for radio.
She lives in Kent.




alan juddRobyn and Sarah will be in discussion with Alan Judd, multiple award-winning novelist and biographer, three of whose novels have been filmed. His next novel, Shakespeare’s Sword, will be published in December.

Sponsored by David Mortimer