Katharine McMahon

Katharine McMahon

The Rose of Sebastopol

Katharine McMahon will be talking about The Rose of Sebastopol and how Florence Nightingale was an inspiration for the book.
Katharine is an historical novelist and The Rose of Sebastopol was one of the ten titles for the Richard & Judy Book Club 2008. The book was subsequently shortlisted for the Best Read Award at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2008 and  was on the Sunday Times Best Seller List, as well as being Waterstone’s No 1 Bestseller.
Her latest novel –  her seventh – is The Crimson Rooms. It is set in 1924 and is about a pioneering woman lawyer. Its climax is a courtroom drama set in Aylesbury and concerning the murder of a young woman in woods above Chesham.
Following the Rose of Sebastopol, Katharine has embarked on a  novel set against an even more ambitious backdrop - the French Revolution.
Katharine has also: written and performed at the Abbey Theatre in St Albans, her last role being in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest; performed at the Edinburgh Festival; appeared on BBC Radio 4; and worked as a lyricist on various projects.