Lots of good things happening in Lichfield in the first week of October. The lineup for this year’s literature festival is here and includes Adam Hart-Davis, Sophie Hannah, Douglas Hurd, Val McDermid, Eleanor Bron, Lionel Blue, and Colin Dexter. There is also, in the lower right-hand corner of the webpage, a writer of mysteries set in Roman Britain. I’m looking forward to visiting Lichfield Library on the afternoon of Saturday 8th October to talk about writing historical fiction.
I’m also hoping to slip into a talk earlier in the day about the language of the much-loved King James Bible. In preparation I’ve been enjoying a delightful diversion from the many things on today’s ‘urgent’ list – an online ‘Shakespeare or Bible’ quiz. Since procrastination loves company, here‘s the link.