Elizabeth Fremantle in conversation with Elodie Harper

Thursday 30th November 2023
19:00 at Waterstones, London - Trafalgar Square

Elizabeth Fremantle in conversation with Elodie Harper

"I'll show you what a woman can do..."


Join us as we host Elizabeth Fremantle, in conversation with Elodie Harper, to discuss Elizabeth's new novel; a breathtaking feat of historical re-enactment and a revelatory portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi, as an artist and a woman.


Disobedient firmly places Gentileschi as one of the greatest female heroines in history.

Motherless, she grows up among a family of painters - men and boys. She knows she is more talented than her brothers, but she cannot choose her own future. She wants to experience the world, but she belongs to her father and will belong to a husband.

A dashing figure, handsome and worldly, enters her life and for a moment he represents everything that a life of freedom might offer. But then the unthinkable happens.

In the eyes of her family, Artemisia should accept her fate. In the eyes of the law, she is the villain.

But Artemisia is a survivor. And this is her story to tell.



Elizabeth Fremantle is the critically acclaimed author of four Tudor historical novels: Queen's Gambit, Sisters of Treason, Watch the Lady and The Girl in the Glass Tower. Elizabeth's debut, Queen's Gambit will be a standout feature film in 2023 called Firebrand, with Alicia Vikander starring as Catherine Parr and Jude Law playing Henry VIII. As E.C. Fremantle she has written two delicious historical thrillers: The Poison Bed and The Honey and the Sting. She lives in London.


Elodie Harper is a journalist and bestselling author. She is currently a reporter at ITV News Anglia, and before that worked as a producer for Channel 4 News. The Temple of Fortuna is the final book in her bestselling Wolf Den trilogy. The first book , The Wolf Den, was a Waterstones Book of the Month and a Sunday Times Top 15 bestseller, and the second, The House with the Golden Door was a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller. The final instalment of the trilogy, The Temple Of Fortuna will be published on the 9th of November and is available for preorder now.

London - Trafalgar Square Waterstones, London - Trafalgar Square
Thursday 30th November 2023
Book & Ticket: Disobedient (HB) £20
General Admission £6

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