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

Please note this event is now sold out.


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 and has been longlisted for the 2018 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. 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.

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

Food for Thought will be open for dinner, which must be booked in advance.

To book, please call 01244 532350 or email