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Find Your Next Favourite Holiday Read at Our Next HULF Talk (25th June)

Whether or not you’re planning to go away on holiday this summer, our next HULF Talk on 25th June will make you feel like you’ve travelled the world, as our three guest authors taking us through the pages of their novels to an A-Z of colourful destinations, from A(msterdam) to Z(anzibar).

Carol Cooper already had a string of non-fiction books to her name before turning to writing novels with vibrant settings and characters who don’t always do what they should. In her latest book, The Girls from Alexandria, Carol draws on her childhood in Egypt to recreate the bygone world of cosmopolitan Alexandria. 

Kate Frost is the author of several bestselling romantic escape novels including The Baobab Beach RetreatThe Greek Heart and The Amsterdam Affair. In 2021, she signed a six-book deal with Boldwood and has continued to write escapist fiction for them. One Greek Summer was published in March and An Italian Dream will be out on the 7th July. 

Helena Halme writes Nordic fiction with a hint of both Romance and Noir. Her latest series, Love on the Island, is set on the quirky and serenely beautiful Aland Islands, which lie in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden.

Tickets are now on sale via Eventbrite booking form here.

Tickets are limited to just 60, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Photos & Transcripts from April HULF Talk on Crime Writing & Order Form for Tickets for June Talk on Holiday Reads

We’re pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for our next HULF Talk on Holiday Reads on Saturday 25th June, when Debbie Young will be chairing a panel of three guest authors, Carol Cooper, Kate Frost and Helena Halme, whose novels are set around the world from A(msterdam) to Z(anzibar)! Who better to help you find your next best holiday read?

More details to follow soon, but as always, our venue capacity is just 60, so book early to secure a ticket! Here is the booking form to order yours now via Eventbrite, or open this link in a new browser window:

Photos from HULF Talk on Crime Writing

In the meantime, here are some photos from our April HULF Talk on Crime, Mystery & Thriller writing with AA Abbott, Lucienne Boyce, Valerie Keogh and Debbie Young. Below the photos are links to read the transcripts of Lucienne and Debbie’s talks on aspects of the history of crime writing on their respective author websites.

We were grateful, as ever, to the Bethesda Chapel for use of their venue, and we thank the Hawkesbury Parish News for kindly sponsoring the venue hire costs for this event
The light and airy interior of the chapel makes it a pleasant and friendly setting
We always have a bit of fun with topical props to set the scene for our talks
From left to right, back row: Lucienne Boyce & Debbie Young, front row: Valerie Keogh & A A Abbott

Transcripts of Talks on Crime Writing

Follow the links below to read the talks by Lucienne Boyce and Debbie Young, who have now posted the transcripts on their websites:

The Victorian Origins of Crime Writing by Lucienne Boyce

Lucienne made a new friend at our April HULF Talk