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Martin Edwards




AddressMeeting House Lane
CityLancaster
AtThe Storey
CountyLancashire (GB078)
Date28/10/2017
Hours12:00
CategoriaEvents
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Meeting House Lane
Lancaster
The Storey
Lancashire (GB078)
Tel 2017-10-28
Categoria Events



Waterstones presents the Lancaster Historical Writing Festival, celebrating the outstanding range of new historical fiction and non-fiction books with a three-day programme of events across the city centre. Bringing many neglected classics from the golden age of crime back into print, the British Library Classic Crime series has seen six books edited by Martin Edwards, who is President of the Detection Club, Chair of the Crime Writers' Association, and an award-winning author in his own right. Join him as he discusses The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books, the superb new companion to the British Library series. The main aim of detective stories is to entertain, but the best cast a light on human behaviour, and display both literary ambition and accomplishment. Even unpretentious detective stories, written for unashamedly commercial reasons, can give us clues to the past, and give us insight into a long-vanished world that, for all its imperfections, continues to fascinate.

This book serves as a companion to the British Library's internationally acclaimed series of Crime Classics. Long-forgotten stories republished in the series have won a devoted new readership, with several titles entering the bestseller charts and sales outstripping those of highly acclaimed contemporary thrillers. Martin will talk about the book before taking audience questions and signing copies of his books. The event will last approximately one hour, not including the time taken for the book signing. Tickets cost £5/£3 for concessions and will be available to buy in store and online from 9am on Friday, August 11th. If you have any questions, please email lancaster@waterstones.com


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