London-born writer, Christopher Nicholson, was brought up in Surrey and went to school at Tonbridge in Kent. He read English at Cambridge and after university worked in Cornwall for a charity encouraging community development. He then became a radio scriptwriter and producer, and made many documentaries and features mainly for the BBC World Service in London. For the past twenty-five years he has lived in the countryside on the border between Wiltshire and Dorset.
His third novel, Winter, is an imagined account of a crisis in the career of one of England’s greatest writers, Thomas Hardy. Set in the English countryside, it traces the emotional lives of three characters – the elderly Hardy, his middle-aged wife and a young and beautiful local actress – over the course of a long and difficult winter in the mid-1920s.
Christopher’s previous book, The Elephant Keeper, was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and the Encore Award. A serial adaptation was broadcast as a BBC Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’.
Christopher Nicholson will talk about his new book, Winter, and sign copies at Dorset County Museum on Thursday 18th September 2014. Doors are open at 7.00pm and the event will begin at 7.30pm. The event is free, although donations are encouraged, and there is no need to book.
For more information please Tel: 01305 262735 or visit our website at www.dorsetcountymuseum.org.