Life 1,000 years ago revealed at Burgess Hill

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Life in Sussex one thousand years ago is being showcased by a historical fiction writer at Burgess Hill Library next month.

Author Paula Lofting will be speaking about the Norman Conquest in East and West Sussex from 7pm on Tuesday September 17.

She will also read from her debut novel, Sons of the Wolf, on medieval politics and the downfall of Anglo-Saxon England.

Lionel Barnard, County Council Cabinet Member responsible for the Library Service, said: “This is a great chance to get a taste of what life was like in Sussex a millennium ago.

“History becomes even more interesting when it is written into a good story.”

Paula will also be joined by members of the Regia Anglorum re-enactment society who will look at the 1066 Battle of Hastings.

She said: “My philosophy is that I write for me first, but if anyone cares to accompany me upon my journey into the realm of fantasy and history, then I see it as a bonus.”

Tickets for the talk cost £3 each and are available from Burgess Hill Library.

To find out more contact the branch on 01444 255 452 or visit The Martlets, RH15 9NN.

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