Harriet Evans (The Wildflowers), Louise Candlish (Our House), Clare Hastings (The House in Little Chelsea) have written three very different novels. But what ties them together is the central theme of the house. Join them as they discuss their books with Cathy Rentzenbrink.
Golden Hare Books welcomes novelist and artist Philippa Stockley to discuss hew new novel, Black Lily, an epic work set in early modern London. Join a cast of vivid characters as they move through London, from grand houses to grim alleys, from the roiling Thames to the intimate bedrooms of ladies. Join us for a glass of wine and a chat! Set in a London devastated by the Great Plague and the Great Fire, Black Lily begins in the…
Join us on Wednesday, October 31 at Messums Wiltshire, near Tisbury with Caroline Donald, to discover some of her favourite gardens she has visited during nearly 20 years as gardening editor of The Sunday Times.
Philippa Stockley 2:30pm
Philippa Stockley’s third novel, Black Lily, is set in murky and merciless late 17th-century London. Mixed-race Zenobia struggles for independence in this male-led world of chancers and developers, joining forces with black immigrant and former slave, Lily. This is a fast, evocative mystery novel lit by black humour. A local, Stockley loves East London’s murk and history and she brings the city vividly to life with pungent milieux ranging from plague pits to prisons to pastry kitchens.
How to Make the Most of Your Garden:
Whether windswept or waterlogged, tiny or teetering on a hillside, there are solutions for even the most challenging garden. Learn how to harness your creativity with our expert panel, as they reveal the art of making the most of the space you have. BBCTwo’s Gardeners’ World presenter Nick Bailey (Revive Your Garden) and garden designer Jo Thompson share their tips and tricks over a delicious afternoon tea with The Sunday Times Gardening Editor Caroline Donald (The Generous Gardener).