The Importance of Place

21 October 2021, 7 pm

Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier’s bestselling historical novels are set in various parts of the world: Holland, Ohio, California, southern France, Highgate Cemetery, Winchester Cathedral, the Jurassic Coast. Place is often a crucial character in her storytelling. In this talk, Tracy discusses why she sets her novels where she does, the research she carries out to pinpoint the essence of a place, and how Dorset has woven its magic into her writing and captured her heart.

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Tracy Chevalier is the author of 10 novels, including the international bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring and Remarkable Creatures, about the Dorset fossil hunter Mary Anning. Tracy grew up in Washington DC and moved to the UK in the 1980s. She and her husband divide their time between London and the Piddle Valley. She is a Trustee of the Dorset Museum and the British Library, a Patron of the Dorchester Literature Festival, the Lyme Regis Museum, and the charity Fine Cell Work, and an Ambassador for the Woodland Trust.

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