Thursday, 15 August 2019, 7 p.m. During Knaresborough's Festival Week the County Library has kindly invited me to give a talk on Eugene Aram. Aram was a schoolteacher in the town and a linguistic scholar acclaimed for his insistence that Celtic was an important foundation of the English language. He was tried and hanged in York, in 1759, for the murder of Daniel Clark, a young shoemaker and one time friend.
Thursday, 5 September 2019, 7.30 p.m. I will be giving my talk Step after Step―A Conspiracy to Murder at Ripon Library during the Ripon Festival. Mr Aram, spent much of his childhood in the family cottage at Bondgate in Ripon.
I will be giving a talk on The Falcon with a Virgin's Face at Grassington Festival in June 2020. Exact date to be arranged.
'You once told me peregrines mate for life.’