Gaynor has been invited to speak on ‘Inventing the Past’ and she will talk about the genre sometimes described as ‘bio-fiction’. Her two nineteenth century novels, Girl in a Blue Dress and After Such Kindness are works of the imagination, but centre on actual historical people. Girl in a Blue Dress looks at the marriage of Charles Dickens from his wife’s point of view, while After such Kindness re-imagines the relationship between the child Alice and the adult Lewis Carroll.
Date: 17th Dec 2014. Venue: Baker 508, City North Campus (Perry Barr). 1-2pm.