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Among the writ­ers at Books by the Beach are Daisy Good win, script writer of TV se­ries Vic­to­ria,and Anne S ebb a, a for­mer for­eign cor­re­spon­dent.

Wed­nes­day April 26 to Mon­day May 1

Two fe­male writ­ers are sex­ing up his­tory at Books by the Beach in April.

Daisy Good­win is a TV pro­ducer and scriptwriter of ITV hit se­ries Vic­to­ria star­ring Jenna Cole­man and Tom Hughes.

His­to­rian Anne Sebba makes reg­u­lar TV and BBC ra­dio ap­pear­ances. She is a for­mer for­eign cor­re­spon­dent, be­gin­ning her work­ing life at Reuters news agency – the first woman to do so.

Daisy Good­win is first up at Scar­bor­ough Li­brary Con­cert Hall on Wed­nes­day April 26.

She will be read­ing from Queen Vic­to­ria’s diaries and show­ing clips from the se­ries. A copy of her novel Vic­to­ria is in­cluded in the ticket price.

Fes­ti­val co-di­rec­tor Heather French said, “I’m so look­ing for­ward to meet­ing Daisy. I read her novel while snatch­ing a short break and loved it.

“It brings the time pe­riod and young queen to life. I love his­tor­i­cal fic­tion as you learn so much while en­joy­ing a fas­ci­nat­ing tale. It’s the first time we’ve in­cluded a book with ticket and it’s a pi­lot for this year.”

Fol­low­ing the li­brary event Daisy will be host­ing a Vic­to­rian tea party at Wyke­ham Abbey Old Kitchen at 3pm where ticket hold­ers will be din­ing on sand­wiches, pies, hot crum­pets, scones and of course Vic­to­ria sponge.

Sebba is the guest at a break­fast event at the Palm Court on Satur­day April 29 at 9.30am. She is the writer of many his­tor­i­cal bi­ogra­phies in­clud­ing an in­ter­na­tional best­seller on Wal­lis Simp­son.

She will be tak­ing the au­di­ence back to the Sec­ond World War and asks “What did it feel like to be a woman liv­ing in Paris from 1939 to 1949?”

By look­ing at col­lab­o­ra­tors to re­sisters, ac­tresses and pros­ti­tutes, as well as teach­ers and writ­ers, Anne shows that women made life-and­death de­ci­sions ev­ery day, and, in an at­mos­phere where sex be­came cur­rency, of­ten did what­ever they needed to sur­vive...

Her cast in­cludes both na­tive Parisian women and those liv­ing in Paris tem­po­rar­ily: Amer­i­can women and Nazi wives, spies, moth­ers, mis­tresses, and even fash­ion and jew­ellery de­sign­ers.

“In en­thralling de­tail Anne ex­plores the af­ter­shock of the War,” said Heather.

“Although pol­i­tics lies at its heart, Les Parisi­ennes is the first in-depth ac­count of the every­day lives of women and young girls in this most fem­i­nine of cities.

“A must see event. We chose the Palm Court Ho­tel as a re­laxed set­ting where a French style break­fast will be served to make this event ex­tra spe­cial.

I’m ea­ger to lis­ten to Anne’s talk as she’s a won­der­ful speaker and also I do love any­thing French!

Tick­ets are sell­ing fast for Daisy and Anne’s events so if you’re a Fran­cophile or love any­thing Vic­to­rian hurry to get your ticket.”

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