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Talk, Tue 10 Apr 2018, £15

Gladstone's Library

Gladstone's Library


The Historical Novel - A Very Slippery Genre - An Evening with Writer in Residence Rachel Malik.

Here at Gladstone’s Library we adore historical fiction – but why do we all love it so much? Join our April Writer in Residence, Rachel Malik, as she traces a brief history of the historical novel before turning to the genre’s apparently unending contemporary appeal.

Rachel Malik is a freelance writer and higher education teacher, whose courses run at our fellow independent library, the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution. Her debut novel, Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves, was published by Penguin in 2017. For many years Rachel was Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Middlesex University; during her time there she published academic research in both journals and essay collections. Rachel lives in London, and is currently working on her second novel, Belvedere.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Tue 10 Apr 2018 20:00


Tickets are priced at £15 which includes a copy of Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves.


Church Lane,



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Map reference: SJ 314659  Lat: 53.18576 Long: -3.02804

Gladstone's Library is easily accessible by road and rail, just fifteen minutes drive from the M56 and six miles from Chester where there are regular train connections to London and other UK cities. Both Liverpool and Manchester airports are within easy reach.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Chester station


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality