Coming in October 2020

Elthamread

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This Year’s Elthamread Choice

Elthamread 2020

The Dragon Lady

published by Bloomsbury Caravel

Louisa Treger

Louisa Treger

Author of The Dragon Lady

Virginia Courtauld

The Inspiration

Virginia Courtauld with Mah-Jongg the Eltham Palace lemur.

Eltham Writers Group: Tattoo Stories

This year’s Elthamread book ‘The Dragon Lady’ by Louisa Treger is based on the life of Virginia Courtauld who was  infamous for the dragon tattoo on her leg.

Taking this as their inspiration the Eltham Writers Group has written ultra short stories on the theme of ‘Tattoos’.

You can vote for your favourite Tattoo Story the their website: 

To accompany these stories, actors from the Bob Hope Theatre have produced a video which you can watch on the Eltham Writers Group, Elthamread and SEnine websites. 

Elthamread 2020

Elthamread 2020 announced

A mystery thriller novel based on the life and times of Eltham Palace’s Courtauld family is the subject of the 2020 Elthamread.

Blending fact and fiction, The Dragon Lady charts the life story of Virginia Courtauld and folds it into a mixture of romance, crime and history including themes of injustice and consequences of oppression in 1950s Africa.

Author Louisa Treger has agreed to become the Elthamread festival’s fifth guest writer, following Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo and Guardian columnist Lucy Mangan.

Previous Elthamreads

Past books featured in Elthamread have been The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish, London Lies Beneath by Stella Duffy and Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo.

VIRTUAL EVENTS OF COURSE!

Planned Events 2020

Elthamread 2020

Elthamread Author Event

You can watch Wendy Moore in conversation with Louisa Terger,

as well as joining in with questions via this special Zoom event.

Tuesday 27 October at 7pm

CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT.

 

 

Louisa Treger

Find out a little bit more about this year’s Elthamread author. Wendy Moore interviewed Louisa especially for SEnine Magazine.

 

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Elthamread 2020 announced

Elthamread 2020 announced

A mystery thriller novel based on the life and times of Eltham Palace’s Courtauld family is the subject of the 2020 Elthamread. Blending fact and fiction, The Dragon Lady charts the life story of Virginia Courtauld and folds it into a mixture of romance, crime and...

What is Elthamread?

What is Elthamread?

The aim of the Elthamread is to encourage everyone in SE9 to read the same book in October and come together at various events to talk about it. The Elthamread was launched in 2016 by local author Wendy Moore and is co-ordinated by Eltham Library manager Miriam...

Elthamread 2019

Elthamread 2019

Elthamread for 2019 was Bookworm by Lucy Mangan. Described as, "Beautiful and moving... It will kick-start a cascade of nostalgia." When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up different worlds and cast new light on this one.She was whisked...

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Last Year’s Elthamread Choice

Bookworm

published by Penguin Random House

Lucy Mangan

Author of Bookworm

The Inspiration

Alice in Wonderland et al

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