Third Thursday Talk: 'Only Connect - Using fiction to bring local history to a wider audience'
Thursday 18 July 2019, from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UL
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Val Scully was a teacher on Tyneside: since she started volunteering at Gibside (National Trust) she has developed her interest in the history of the Gibside Estate and the wider Derwent Valley.
She has written two historical novels based on characters and events in the eighteenth and nineteenth century history of the area - My Name is Eleanor and Molly Bowes - and will talk about writing historical fiction with a didactic purpose.