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REVOLUTIONS

Monday 20 February – Saturday 25 February 2017
The London School of Economics and Political Science's 9th Literary Festival marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, as well as revolutions in music, literature, international relations, politics, religion and science with a series of events, free and open to all, bringing together award-winning authors and academics to celebrate multi-disciplinary thinking. More

Lucille Turner

LUCILLE TURNER’s first book, Gioconda, was published by Granta Books in 2011. A novel about the life of Leonardo da Vinci, it went on to win the Hislibris prize for historical fiction and was translated into several languages. She has a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature and has worked as a translator, a journalist, a teacher and a book reviewer. She lives between Bournemouth and Nice and blogs about historical fiction. Read More

Christine Shaw

Christine grew up in Liverpool where she started writing fiction at the age of eight.  A careers mistress, when told of Christine’s ambitions to write for a living, told her to apply to teacher training college. Fifty years later, after retiring from teaching, she set her sights once more on publishing her stories.  A novella, The Santorini Summer, went online first, followed by a short guide for parents, Help Your Child Succeed: Reading and Writing. Now there is a paperback, The Bakers Daughter. She has finished a second novel, The Fracture Line, and a third, working title Litherland Luck, is in progress.

Her novels fall into the women’s commercial fiction genre. Read More

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