Event Name: Victoria Bacon, Helen Cullen and Kim Sherwood - The Things We Leave Behind
Letters, journals, testaments - the catalogue of what people leave behind when they die, or letters that are lost and found, can result in some unexpected revelations about our lives. Three writers explore this in three very different pieces of writing. Helen Cullen's debut, The Lost Letters of William Woolf, is set in the Dead Letters Depot in East London as lost or misaddressed missives and mysteries are solved or repatriated. Kim Sherwood's debut novel, Testament, is based on a true story following a young woman uncovering the truth about her family's past in the Hungarian Holocaust, and Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer is the recently discovered journal written by Victoria Bacon's grandfather who was in the RAF in 1940 France and recounts the bravery that emerged amidst the chaos and confusion of war.
In conversation with Carol Ackroyd