Our #HNSLondon12 film maker, Johnny Yates has put together a short taster film to give us the flavour of the event in advance of editing the remaining footage – all 26 hours of it! This two minute snippet manages to convey the sheer fun of the event and to give a small impression of the vibrant programme.

Philippa Gregory’s Key Note Address at #HNSLondon12

On Saturday 29th September, Philippa Gregory delivered a fabulous opening address at our London conference.  She discussed, among many other things, the importance of narrative in retelling history and using facts uncovered through research to re-create women’s lives and give voice to ordinary people from the past.

It was both wonderful and wonderfully inspiring, addressing both what we do as historical fiction writers and what we look for as readers.  She held the audience rapt for the entire 40-minute talk.

Thanks to Philippa for granting permission to post her keynote address, and to Johnny Yates for his stellar production skills.

Watch this space there’s more fantastic video to follow, we have Lindsey Davis and Margaret George, panel sessions and the INFAMOUS Late Night Sex Readings!

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