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Celebrating 'The Mirror and the Light': Writing, Re-writing and Creating History - a Panel Discussion

Thursday 5th March 18:30 - 20:30 at London - Tottenham Court Road

Join us to celebrate the hugely anticipated release of Hilary Mantel's 'The Mirror and the Light'.
We welcome authors Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Andrew Taylor, alongside Peter Kosminksy and Debbie Wiseman (the director and the composer for the Wolf Hall TV series respectively) to discuss what it means to write, re-write and create history.

'The Mirror and the Light' brings Thomas Cromwell's story to its dramatic conclusion. Readers have been eagerly awaiting this final instalment, having been captivated by 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring up the Bodies'. Our panellists will reflect on Hilary's work, and draw on their own experiences shaping and moulding history.

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an award-winning poet, playwright, and novelist. Inspired by the real events of the Vardo storm and the 1621 witch trials, 'The Mercies' (Feb 2020) her adult debut, is already incredibly successful. Her bestselling children's books include 'The Girl of Ink & Stars' and have won numerous awards, including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and were shortlisted for prizes the Costa Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Best Story Award.

Andrew Taylor is a prolific modern and historical crime author, including 'The Ashes of London' and 'The American Boy'. He has won many awards, including an Edgar Scroll from the Mystery Writers of America and the CWA’s prestigious Diamond Dagger, for sustained excellence in crime writing. He also writes for the Spectator and The Times. His forthcoming book, 'The Last Protector' is published in April 2020.

Peter Kosminsky joined the BBC as General Trainee in 1980 before moving to Yorkshire Television in 1985 as a Producer/Director. Since 1995, Peter has worked as a freelance drama director including No Child of Mine by Guy Hibert, (BAFTA Best Single Drama) and the serialisation of Wolf Hall (Golden Globe, Peabody, BAFTA Best Drama) starring Sir Mark Rylance. Peter has received the BAFTA Lifetime Award for Outstanding Creative Contribution to TV.

Debbie Wiseman is one of the UK’s most successful female music ambassadors, and is in demand as a composer and conductor. Among her best known film and TV scores are Wilde and Wolf Hall. She is Composer in Residence and presenter for two series of Sounds And Sweet Airs (Classic FM). She wrote music for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant and the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, and is the appointed composer of The Pageant at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

London - Tottenham Court Road Waterstones, London - Tottenham Court Road
Thursday 5th March 18:30 - 20:30

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