February 21st, 7:30pm in Hungerford Bookshop:
Local author Nicola Cornick will be talking about her latest novel ‘The Phantom Tree’ in The Hungerford Bookshop. Her book is inspired by the story of Mary Seymour (b. 1548) – she disappeared from historical record in 1550 which has led to much speculation about her life – and death. In ‘The Phantom Tree’ Nicola Cornick takes the known facts of Mary’s life and weaves them in to a broader framework of the history of the Seymour family. In the novel Middlecote house is in fact Littlecote House near Chilton Foliat, and the inspiration for the Fenners family was the Darrells, cousins to the Seymours.
A National Trust guide at Ashdowne House (where her last novel was based) her passion for history shines through in her books and in the way she talks. Her last event in the bookshop was full capacity so booking early is recommended.
Tickets £5 (includes a glass of wine and £1 off the book on the night) from The Hungerford Bookshop (01488 683480) or on-line here