Lewes History Group talk: Research and imagination in historical fiction – Monday 8 April 2019, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Beverley Elphick: Historical Fiction: What Comes First – Research or Imagination?

Based on her two Lewes-based novels, Three Round Towers and Retribution, Beverley Elphick’s talk will explore whether research or imagination is the key to establishing the framework for successful historical fiction. She will share details of her research material that put the stories into context.

Bev also had another valuable source of information: “My memories of growing up in Lewes really helped to mould the key character, as well as creating an atmosphere conjured up by the landscape.”

The talk will include drone footage of Hamsey, the roofscape of Lewes town, the river Ouse as it makes its way to Southease and one of the round towered churches which plays a significant role in her tale.

Beverley Elphick and novels set in Lewes

Beverley’s Lewes-based books are available from bookshops now.

All are welcome from 7.00pm for free refreshments and updates on the Group’s activities. The talk will begin promptly at 7:30pm and will finish by 9.00pm.

There is an entry fee for these meetings, payable at the door, of £1 for members, and £3 for non-members.

Venue: The King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase)

See the Meetings page for a list of  forthcoming monthly talks organised by the Lewes History Group.