Rancho Santa Fe Author Talk

US Event

Date: 26th March 2020 Event Postponed

Time: 10:45am

Venue: Rancho Santa Fe Library

The Lydiard Chronicles, a historical fiction series, is named after Lydiard Park, the St. John ancestral home in Wiltshire, England.

Elizabethan monuments, Jacobean portraits and medieval wall paintings all provide a rich tapestry of images, calling across the ages for their stories to be told.

By fate – or maybe design – the author came upon the 400-year-old notebooks in Nottingham Castle, written by her ancestress. The characters are all real people, with stories drawn from a memoir from the 1660s. The vivid account brought her seventeenth-century family to life, and inspired her to honour the truth of her words in the Lydiard Chronicles novels.