Heritage Open Day: Katharine McMahon Reading

About Katharine McMahon

Katharine is the author of ten novels including the best-selling The Rose of SebastopolThe Alchemist’s Daughter and The Crimson Rooms.  

Katharine lived in Watford for thirty years, and her children were educated in local schools.  She taught in Hertfordshire, was a magistrate, and had a second career training within the criminal justice system and serving on the Sentencing Council and the Judicial Appointments Commission.  Her latest novel, The Hour of Separation, is set in the early twentieth century, and is an epic story of love and betrayal in two world wars.  One of its main characters is born and bred in Watford.  Her father works in the print - life i war-time Watford is contrasted with Brussels under German occupation. 

Katharine’s theme, over ten novels, is to draw extraordinary women from the shadows of history and through her fictional characters explore the past and its relevance to the modern world.  The Hour of Separation is her most ambitious and powerful work to date. 

Katharine will read from The Hour of Separation after which she will be happy to answer audience questions.

The reading will take place from 3.30pm - 4.30pm.


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Tickets are free, but please book your ticket to ensure your space as capacity is limited.