May 14th: The Savernake Novels – Susanna M Newstead

The author of the Savernake Novels (5 in total) will be talking about her writing and the inspiration behind her books which are set at the end of the twelfth century, locally in the forest of Savernake.

Book one, Belvoir’s Promise introduces us to the forest, to Marlborough, the small town close by and to the royal castle which dominates the western end of the town. We follow Aumary through the years as he matures and stamps his authority on Savernake; as he struggles with adversity, helplessness and loss and the grief of losing those he loves – losing those closest to him….to murder.

Anyone interested in medieval history, or who loves historical fiction should join us. The author will be in costume and there are rumours we might enjoy a song from the period.

Part of our CRIME SEASON. Buy a CRIME SPREE TICKET for all 4 talks – and save£4!

Tickets £6 from Hungerford Bookshop, or on-line at