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Historian Lucy Worsley to appear at Bournville BookFest

16 February 2018

“What's it like if your parents are the most famous divorced couple in history?”

Lucy Worsley - royal historian and chief curator at Historic Palaces - will attend Bournville BookFest, Birmingham’s festival of children’s stories, to answer this question through her latest novel 'Lady Mary'. In 'Lady Mary' Lucy brings Henry VIII’s eldest daughter Mary to vivid life. Born a princess, she’s demoted when her little sister Elizabeth is born - and ordered to be the new baby’s servant. Expect costumes, trivia and tips on breaking a princess out of jail!

This particular event is recommended for children 11+ and takes place on Saturday 24 March, 1.00pm-2.00pm, at Blue Coat School.

As we celebrate 100 years of women winning the vote, we are delighted to be welcoming author-illustrator Kate Pankhurst (who topped the UK non-fiction children’s book charts with her first book in 2017 “Fantastically Great Women who changed the World” ) to EHS on Sunday 25 March as part of the BookFest. Kate’s book features a number of the women whom our Houses are named after and it is stunningly illustrated and very inspiring book. Kate has now released “Fantastically Great Women who made History” featuring more great women who made an impact. The team behind Bournville BookFest have kindly come up with a book offer of these titles for EHS girls and their families. The books retail at £6.99 each but EHS families can pre-order both titles signed by Kate Pankhurst for £10 (saving £3.98). If you would like to place a book order, please email with your daughter’s name and year group and then please send £10 in an envelope marked 'Bournville BookFest book order' into school on Monday 26 February. 

For more information and to book your tickets to either of the above events please visit:

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