One of the most popular female novelists of the last few years, Tracy Chevalier is renowned for writing real, flawed women with fascinating histories and multi-faceted characters. Focussing on particularly interesting periods of history, Tracy’s ability to evoke the reality of life for women in times of change is always wonderful.
Her latest novel, The Last Runaway, tells the story of a Quaker girl fleeing Britain for the new hope and experiences of America. When she arrives, Honor finds herself embroiled in the sheltering and hiding of slaves fleeing from the south, defying the law and exposing the difficult tensions at the heart of her religious community in a harsh new land.
Always thought-provoking, Tracy will be a lovely speaker to hear discussing her books, her passion for history and her life as a writer.