SAS Midlands, Book Discussion Event

The Midlands St Anne’s Society is thrilled to invite you to their next event; a discussion with the author of the novel ‘The Conviction of Cora Burns’, written by St Hilda’s alumna Carolyn Kirby.

The novel is set in Victorian Birmingham. Cora, born in 1865 in Birmingham jail, struggles to control the violence inside her, and she is haunted by the memories of a terrible crime that happened in her childhood. The story touches on themes of mental illness, motherhood and memory, whilst exploring the deep divisions in Victorian society and the birth of psychology as a science.

The book is Carolyn’s debut novel, published in March 2019 by No Exit Press in the UK. The book has received great praise from reviewers and journalists and was chosen by The Times as its historical fiction book of the month in March 2019, it received the Blue Pencil Agency First Novel Award and was a finalist in the Mslexia Novel Competition.

The event will be held on Saturday the 15th of February 2020 at 2.30pm in Edgbaston, Birmingham, followed by tea and cakes at 3.30-4pm.

Please RSVP to Michele at by Saturday the 1st of February.