Alumna Elizabeth Speller to appear at the British Library

15 January 2014

Elizabeth SpellerWe are delilghted to announce that one of our alumna, Elizabeth Speller, will shortly be appearing at the British Library as part of an event which is being run in association with Europeana Collections 1914-1918, a major new EU-funded digital resource, which will make hundreds of thousands of newly digitised materials— from partners in eight European countries— relating to stories and events of the war available online for free.

As well as being a Lucy Cavendish graduate in Classics, Elizabeth is the author of three novels and four non-fiction books. Her latest novel, At Break of Day, was published in November 2013 by Virago and simultaneously in the USA by Pegasus, under the title The First of July. It tells the story of four very different men, leading very different lives, who find themselves brought together at daybreak on July 1st 1916: the beginning of the Battle of the Somme. The end of that day saw 60,000 British casualties alone; it also, many believe, saw the end of the old world and its dreams. For more about Elizabeth Speller,please see

The event is expected to be very popular. Click here to book now.

Details of the event:

When: Mon 24 Feb 2014, 18.00-19.30

Where: Foyle Suite, Centre for Conservation

Price: £5, (£4 Over 60's) and £3

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