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The Mayor and the Secret Library!

Tamworth Mayor at Tamworth Litfest evening

Academic and Author Dr Oliver Tearle has visited Tamworth this week to talk about his latest work, ‘The Secret Library: A Book-Lovers’ Journey Through Curiosities of History.’

Oliver’s revelations in The Secret Library highlight some of the most fascinating aspects of our history and reveal the surprising connections between various works and historical figures.

Learn about the forgotten Victorian novelist who outsold Dickens, the woman who became the first published poet in America and the eccentric traveller who introduced the table-fork to England.

The talk, organised by Tamworth Literary Festival, took place in Tamworth Town Hall.

Local author Heide Goody, who gained second prize in the Tamworth Short Story competition, for her entry ‘Wilfrith and Rowena’ was also presented with her prize by Tamworth Mayor, Cllr John Chesworth.

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For more information about Tamworth Litfest, check out there website here.

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