Thursday, 28 January 2016

Civil War Authors Evening at Nantwich Bookshop

A big thank you is due to all of you who attended our annual Civil War Authors' Evening in Nantwich on Friday 22 January. This year nearly 100 people packed into The Studio just round the corner from Nantwich Bookshop, double the attendance of last year.
Apart from myself there were three speakers at the event, which is now becoming established as part of the annual Holly Holy Day celebrations in Nantwich.
Firstly, author Jemahl Evans spoke about his debut novel The Last Roundhead, followed by the distinguished academic Dr Andrew Hopper, the author of the most recent biography of Sir Thomas Fairfax, who gave a fascinating overview of the way Fairfax has been portrayed in film and literature.
Next up was young filmmaker David Rowlinson, who explained how he went about putting together his short film, Blood Loyal, which was filmed in part during the 2013 Battle of Nantwich. I was then able to finish off by talking about the subject matter covered in my latest book, The Combermere Legacy.
Many thanks to Steve and Denise Lawson for hosting the event.