Rory Clements is the Sunday Times bestselling author of spy thrillers and historical mystery novels. After a career in national newspapers that included working as the associate editor and features editors of Today, editor of the Good Health Pages for the Daily Mail, and health section editor for the Evening Standard, he now writes full time.
He is the author of seven books that make up the John Shakespeare series of historical mysteries set in Elizabethan England, of which a TV series is currently in development. He is also the author of the Tom Wilde World War Two spy series set in Cambridge, of which Hitler's Secret is the latest.
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Hitler's Secret: re-imagined history
Sunday, 21st March 11.00 - 12.00
Rory Clements discusses his latest book in the WW2 spy thriller series, Hitler's Secret.
Set in 1941, the war is not going well for Britain and American Intelligence recruits a Cambridge Don, Tom Wilde, to stop the Nazi advance. Rory takes us to the Cambridge of the 1930s and 40s, a political cauldron of spies and incredible new advances in science, at a time of international peril, and how reimagining that history creates a good story.
Debunking the Myths: when fiction is better informed than the received truth
Friday, 20th March 14.00 - 15.00
Panel discussion led by Anthony Riches with Rory Clements, Jonathan F Putnam & Laura Shepherd-Robinson.
Historical fiction is not always 'fiction'. In many cases, historical fiction challenges the myths of historical 'truths', calling into question their reliability and basis in historical facts. Our panel discuss the problem of challenging existing historical 'truths' in their work as writers of fiction.