Author Annie Murray To Give Free Talk at Henley Library

Henley Library are hosting an author talk with Annie Murray on Friday 28th of October at 6:15pm.

Known for her Romantic Historical Fiction, Annie will talk about her latest books and also about the creative process that goes into writing them.

Annie Murray is a local author, born in Wallingford, and was nominated for the Romantic Historical Novel of the Year for her book ‘Where Earth Meets Sky’. Her novels deal mostly with wartime stories, many of them based in Birmingham.

On her website, Annie states, “Since my first ‘Birmingham’ novel was published in 1995 I have written a new story almost every year, including ‘Chocolate Girls’, ‘War Babies’ and ‘Black Country’ Orphan, set round the Cradley Heath chain strike in 1910. Though not born in Birmingham I have long felt like an ‘adoptive Brummie’ and remain fascinated with the city and its social history – not to mention energy and sense of humour.

“For my latest books I have returned to Bournville to write a trilogy set round the Cadbury works, beginning with ‘Secrets of the Chocolate Girls’. The second, ‘Wartime for the Chocolate Girls’ is on the way for next year and I am just dreaming up the third. As well as thinking of other new stories to come…”

The talks starts at 6:15pm, although the organisers suggest arriving a little earlier if you want to get a glass of wine, cup of tea or coffee, or other refreshments. Annie Murray will be talking about her books and writing process for approximately 40 minutes, leaving time for a Q&A afterwards. There will also be time for a book signing.

The talk is FREE, with the library asking for voluntary donations if you enjoy any refreshments (or if you feel like contributing to the library). Seating is limited, so get your tickets to guarantee your place! Please contact the library on 01865 815278, or email henley.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk in order to book, or pop in and speak to a member of staff.