Girls in the Foundling Hospital schoolroom
Foundlings, Fates & Fabrics in Fiction

Foundlings, Fates & Fabrics in Fiction

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
25 Sep 2020
  • Talks
Discover the inspiration behind the latest novels by Stacey Halls and Sonia Velton in this online event.

19:00 | Online, tickets £5, Free for Friends & Patrons

Zosha Nash (Instagram reviewer aka shelfobsessed) speaks to authors Stacey Halls and Sonia Velton about their latest books, and the inspiration they drew from the history of the Foundling Hospital. Stacey’s Sunday Times bestseller The Foundling is her second book, set against the vibrant backdrop of Georgian London. Sonia’s debut novel, Blackberry and Wild Rose, tells the story of a fictional household of master silk weavers living in eighteenth-century Spitalfields.

There will be a live Q&A with the authors following the discussion.

Please note booking for this event closes at 17:00 on 25 September.

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  • Enjoyable and atmospheric

    The Times on Stacey Halls' 'The Foundling'
  • A gripping and moving read

    Author Libby Page on Stacey Halls' 'The Foundling'
  • This exquisitely evocative novel will appeal to fans of The Miniaturist

    Red Magazine on Sonia Velton's debut
  • Velton gives [her characters] genuine depth in a moving story of love, secrets and betrayal

    The Sunday Times on Sonia Velton