Wednesday 15 September
Hannah Armstrong is a historian and author of the upcoming publication Wanstead House East London’s Lost Palace. Her book is the first fully illustrated monograph about the meteoric rise and tragic decline of the Child dynasty and their magnificent, classical palace, Wanstead House, which was demolished in 1824.
Hannah Armstrong has spent the past seven years investigating Wanstead’s history and piecing together a variety of evidence to reconstruct how the house was designed, used and experienced. Join Hannah in conversation with Giles Wilson about her quest for Wanstead’s lost palace and the lives of those who created and occupied one of Georgian England’s finest houses.
The book is to be published in March 2022. There will be an opportunity to pre-order copies at a substantial discount. To order a copy now, you can do so at Wanstead Bookshop here.
£10 – £15
Discount for 2 tickets
Saturday 11 September
Wanstead actor and children’s author Joseph Elliott has been familiar to CBBC viewers for years, thanks to various roles, most notably on Swashbuckle. As a writer, his Shadow Skye trilogy, the second part of which was published this year, won fans for his stylish storytelling. In this free event at Wanstead Library, he will be telling tales and answering questions about writing and acting.
His debut novel, The Good Hawk, was released in 2020 to great critical acclaim. A Sunday Times ‘Book Of The Year‘, it was described as ‘Thrilling’ by the New York Times and ‘Gripping’ by the Wall Street Journal. Set in a mythical version of Scotland, it is an epic fantasy adventure, which has been compared to Game of Thrones, and features a protagonist with Down’s syndrome. His second novel, The Broken Raven, continues the trilogy.
You can order the books here from Wanstead Bookshop, or buy copies on the day and get them signed.
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