A Conversation with Kayte Nunn & Lauren Chater The Silk House

1 Jul 2020

LIVE STREAM on Jul 1st

When: Wed, 1st Jul

Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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Plunge into the spellbinding story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret: The Silk House. Kayte Nunn, the bestselling author of The Botanist’s Daughter, will be joined in conversation by Lauren Chater, author of Gulliver’s Wife. Hear more about historical fiction at its absolute finest!

ABOUT THE BOOKAustralian history teacher Thea Rust arrives at an exclusive boarding school in the British countryside only to find that she is to look after the first intake of girls in its 150-year history. She is to stay with them in Silk House, a building with a long and troubled past.

In the late 1700s, Rowan Caswell leaves her village to work in the home of an English silk merchant. She is thrust into a new and dangerous world where her talent for herbs and healing soon attracts attention.

In London, Mary-Louise Stephenson lives amid the clatter of the weaving trade and dreams of becoming a silk designer, a job that is the domain of men. A length of fabric she weaves with a pattern of deadly flowers will have far-reaching consequences for all who dwell in the silk house.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERSKayte Nunn is a former book and magazine editor, and the author of four previous novels, including the international bestselling The Botanist’s Daughter and The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant. The Silk House is loosely based on a house that still stands, in the town in England where she grew up. Kayte now lives in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

Lauren Chater is the author of the bestselling historical novels The Lace Weaver and Gulliver’s Wife, as well as the baking compendium Well Read Cookies – Beautiful Biscuits Inspired by Great Literature. In her spare time, she loves baking and listening to her children tell their own stories. She is a member of Writing NSW and the Australian Society of Authors. She lives inn Sydney.

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