Feminist Book Society co-founders Eleanor Dryden and Katy Loftus will be discussing this quandary with Lucy Worsley, whose new book Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow
looks at the monarch in each of her roles, and at what made this powerful woman so unique and thunderous, devoid of the sentimental abstractions with which history usually honours her.
Joining them will be novelist Asia Mackay, whose witty and original, darkly comic debut Killing It
follows Alexis Tyler, an elite covert agent within Her Majesty's Secret Service who is just back from maternity leave, and has been lauded as 'badass', 'refreshing' and 'brilliant'.
Finally Sharlene Teo, whose exquisite debut, Singapore-based novel Ponti
won the inaugural Deborah Rogers writers' award, will be alongside. Infused with mythology and modernity, it is told from the three perspectives of sixteen-year-old Szu; her mother Amisa, once a beautiful actress; and the privileged, acid-tongued Circe. This is about coming together, sharing ideas, having fun, meeting new people and championing the fight for equality through everything were thinking, reading and writing.
Tickets are £5 and can be redeemed against a copy of either book*, and all three authors will be available for signing afterwards.
*Any purchase of Killing It will be half price, rather than £5 off