Friday, 22 April 2011

FATAL COLOURS - Update on book and author coverage and Future Events


Sunday 15th May 11.00am  - GG Illustrated talk at Hampton Court Literary Festival.

Monday 6th June - GG illustrated talk to Towton Battlefield Society (7pm), Saxton Village Hall close to the battlefield.  Non-members can pay £3 on the door and are assured of a very warm welcome. Have a look at the TBS website 

Following a Series of Full House / Sell Out Talks - including Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, York (Mansion House),  Wakefield (Central Library), Chiswick (Waterstones) -  George will be giving additional illustrated talks in the Autumn (full details to be posted  - June)


BBC R4 Today interview (29 March) -  TO LISTEN AGAIN see recent blog of 31 March, below

Sunday Telegraph review by Helen Castor (17 April)

Daily Telegraph review (2 April) 

Independent on Sunday feature (20 March)

BBC TV Look North  feature and interview (29 March)

History Today (May issue) cover article - look out for it here

BBC History Magazine (May issue) Review - look out for it here

Yorkshire Post interview feature (29 March)

BBC R4 Making History on the Towton archaeological and community project (29 March)
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Economist  feature (16 December 2010) 

BBC Radio York (29 March) interview with Jonathan Cowap repeated through the day

The Press -York (17 March) feature

Chiswick W4 (17 March) - tying in with sell-out Waterstones event 

NEW QUOTES (For Pre-publication Quotes see 'Quotes & Reviews' section of this website)  

"Utterly captivating, perfectly balanced between fascinating detail and nail biting narrative. I was particularly struck by the attention given to ordinary soldiers and the way in which George had winnowed out the often poignant stories of their lives from the documentary evidence- it's a subject which is often overlooked and gave a fresh perspective on the battle."  - Lisa Hilton, author of Queens Consort

"Full of fascinating detail.  I enjoyed it immensely."  - Allan Harley, Secretary of the Wars of the Roses Federation

'“I casually opened Fatal Colours before lunch on a Sunday; suddenly it was tea-time!  Full of intriguing fact and entertaining anecdote, this new narrative on Henry VI and the 1st War of the Roses adroitly establishes just how the ruptured society of 15th century England could lead to the cataclysm of Towton." - Julian Humphrys, author of English Heritage's Clash of Arms - Twelve English Battles and Development Officer,  The Battlefields Trust 

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