Heritage & Fiction – where do the boundaries lie?
Wed 6 December 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
How closely should historical novelists remain true to historical facts and events when creating characters and plots?
In this talk, novelist William Keeling will explore the use and abuse of history. He will show how his novels, which are set in Bath, keep to, or sometimes bend the rules. Is there such a thing as historical truth, and where should the boundary be between fact and fiction? Join us to find out!
William Keeling is a novelist who lives and writes and Bath. He began his working career as a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times in West Africa and Indonesia. After breaking a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal in Nigeria, William switched from reporting on grim reality to writing light-hearted satirical novels set in late-Georgian Bath. Copies of Belle Nash & the Bath Circus will be available on the night for £12.95.
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