Dorset Women in History - A Novelist's Perspective


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Dorset History Centre
Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RP

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Dorset Women in history – a novelist’s perspective. Award winning novelist Minette Walters ‘In Conversation’ with Carola Campbell

Following a fascinating discussion about her first historical novel, The Last Hours, we are delighted to welcome back award winning novelist Minette Walters ‘In Conversation’ with Carola Campbell, Chair of Dorset Archives Trust.

Since 1992, Minette Walters has been captivating readers and critics alike with her psychological novels that explore the dark heart beating below a calm surface. Her flair for biting dialogue and razor-sharp characterisations have made each of her novels a consistent bestseller around the world.

In 2017, Minette realised a long-held ambition to publish an historical novel. Set in the 14th century at the time of the bubonic plague, The Last Hours took several years to research and write. The story contains many of the same themes that occur in her earlier books, and, along with its sequel, The Turn of Midnight, published in 2018, draws readers into the frightening reality of the Black Death.

Minette’s goal is to make history as exciting and readable as any of her psychological crime thrillers. Her third historical novel, The Swift and the Harrier, was published in 2021. Set in the 17th century, it explores the division and devastation of the English Civil War.

In 2019 Minette was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset.

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