A talk about crime au­thors

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As part of LGBT His­tory Month, pop­u­lar speaker and Kent ar­chiv­ist Liz Finn re­turns to Ash­ford Li­brary to talk about two fe­male crime au­thors and how they are linked through time.

Josephine Tey was a very pri­vate woman who wrote mys­tery nov­els. Her 1951 novel Daugh­ter of Time was voted the great­est mys­tery novel of all time by the Crime Writ­ers As­so­ci­a­tion in 1990.

Nicola Up­son in­ves­ti­gated Tey’s life with the in­ten­tion of writ­ing a bi­og­ra­phy, but in­stead ended by writ­ing a series of fic­tional mys­ter­ies with Tey cast as the am­a­teur de­tec­tive lead.

Although the crimes are imag­i­nary, the set­tings are ac­cu­rate to catch a glimpse of the real Josephine Tey through the fic­tional cur­tain.

This talk takes place next Tues­day, from 7pm. Tick­ets cost £3. Book­ing is es­sen­tial. Call the li­brary in Church Road on 03000 413131, email ash­fordli­brary@ kent.gov.uk or call in and speak to a staff mem­ber.

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