History and Mystery with Lindsay Galvin and A. M. Howell

Tuesday 27 September 2022
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
The Guildhall
£4 (excl. fees)
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Get ready for a rip-roaring ride through history with two best-selling authors, Lindsay Galvin (Darwin’s Dragons) and A. M. Howell (The Garden of Lost Secrets). Get swept back in time to 1948 with A. M. Howell’s thrilling new mystery, The Secret of the Treasure Keepers. And journey even further back, to 1893 for a twisty adventure with My Friend The Octopus, Lindsay Galvin’s historical adventure with an extraordinary animal at its heart. Hear both authors’ secret top tips for writing about the past. Learn about the real-life places and people that inspired their stories and imagine how it might have felt to grow up in a different time. Full of props, stories and animals, this interactive and engaging event will leave students eager to create their own stories.

Lindsay Galvin is the best-selling author of Darwin’s Dragons and My Friend the Octopus. She was lucky enough to be raised in a house of stories, music and love of the sea. She left part of her heart underwater after living and working in Thailand where she spent hundreds of blissful hours scuba diving. Forced now to surface for breath, she lives in sight of the chillier Sussex sea with her husband and two sons. When she is not writing, she can be found reading, running or practising yoga. She has a degree in English Language and Literature, is fascinated by psychology and the natural world, and previously taught science. 

Instagram: @lindsayagalvin
Twitter: @LindsayGalvin
Facebook: /lindsaygalvin0

In 2015 A. M. Howell was one of 15 writers selected to take part in a Curtis Brown Creative Writing for Children course tutored by Catherine Johnson. She lives in Suffolk with her husband and two children and when she’s not writing she loves nothing more than curling up with a good book. She also loves long walks in the countryside, swimming and drinking lots of tea! Her middle grade historical mysteries have been published to widespread critical acclaim, with five star ratings from The Telegraph, twice gaining the coveted Times Children’s Book of the Week slot as well as receiving The East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2020 for The House of One Hundred Clocks

Instagram: @amhowellwrites
Twitter: @AMHowellWrites

This is a schools event and is also open to home-schooled children. You can reserve tickets by emailing education@bathfestivals.org.uk or purchase tickets online.