Marlborough Literature Festival 2018 Events
27 – 30 September
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Katie Hickman – The House at Bishopsgate
September 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm£10.00
For fans of Katie Hickman, travel writer, historian and novelist, the wait is finally over. Her new novel, The House at Bishopsgate, concludes her acclaimed Jacobean trilogy that began back in 2009 with The Aviary Gate and was followed two years later by The Pindar Diamond. Set in early 17th-century Constantinople and Venice, the books established Hickman as one of our most popular historical novelists. The House at Bishopsgate, a richly woven tale of marital secrets and sexual jealousy, enhances her reputation as a natural storyteller.
“Hickman has created a world filled with love, intrigue, ambition and mystery,” according to Dr Amanda Foreman.
It was back in 1999 that Hickman shot to prominence as a social historian, with her international bestseller, Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives. Along with Courtesans: Money, Sex and Fame in the Nineteenth Century, the books have sold more than a quarter of a million copies worldwide.
Hickman is also a travel writer and was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Award in 1993. Her books have been translated into 20 languages.