On Sale to Footlights members Wednesday 15 September | 10am (Please call the Box Office on 01935 422884 to book your tickets).
On Sale to general public Friday 17 September | 10am
YEOVIL LITERARY FESTIVAL 2021
JOHNSON STUDIO - THE OCTAGON THEATRE
In this session bestselling crime fiction author Vaseem Khan takes us on an exhilarating journey from the last days of the Raj to the heart of modern India. He will examine the setting of his new novel, The Dying Day, in 1950s Bombay, just a few years after Indian independence, the assassination of Gandhi, and the horrors of Partition, and how that turbulent period has shaped the India we know.
He will also discuss one of the world’s great treasures, a 600-year-old copy of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, which is stored at Bombay’s Asiatic Society, and vanishes at the start of The Dying Day, leaving behind a trail of cryptic riddles... and bodies... The first book in the series, Midnight at Malabar House, won the Crime Writers Association Historical Dagger in 2021, and introduced us to Inspector Persis Wadia, India’s first female police detective, and her sidekick, English forensic scientist, Archie Blackfinch.
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