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Hell and High Water

Event 47 Saturday 4 March, 6.30pm-7.30pm Al Ras 3, InterContinental

Authors: Tanya Landman
“I like to go back to the dangerous past, where there were no rules, no safety nets and where anything can – and will – happen.” – Tanya Landman

Tanya Landman, winner of the Carnegie Medal for her powerful YA novel Buffalo Soldier, returns with another gripping slice of history in Hell and High Water.

The year is 1752. Caleb’s father has been transported to the colonies for a crime he didn’t commit, and Caleb must fight prejudice and corruption as he tries to clear his father’s name.

Find out what adventures Caleb has in store for him, and learn more about Tanya’s powerful books – including forthcoming novel Beyond the Wall, which stars an escaped slave girl on the run from the Roman Empire!

Language: English

Age Group: 13+

Hell and High Water

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Lights, Camera, Action... Zombies?

Event 801 Friday 3 March, 10am-11am Al Waha, InterContinental

Authors: Tanya Landman
Where do authors get their ideas from? In Tanya Landman’s case, the Sam Swann’s Movie Mystery series, beginning with Zombie Dawn!!!, was inspired by her famous actor uncle (Robert Shaw, of Jaws fame) and his stories of movie set life. Tanya will show some pictures of behind-the-scenes life in Hollywood and then help you find the best source of inspiration in your own life!

The tutor: Tanya Landman is the author of the Sam Swann’s Movie Mystery series, the Merlin series, and the Carnegie-winning Buffalo Soldier, among many others. Her most recent novel is Hell and High Water. She is a passionate advocate of the power of reading and writing to develop empathy and imagination.

Language: English

Age Group: 8-12

Lights, Camera, Action... Zombies?

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Penning the Past: When History Meets Fiction

Event 24 Friday 3 March, 6pm-7pm Al Ras 1, InterContinental

“You have to absolutely pack your head with information… then there comes a point at which you shut all the books and let your imagination take over.” – Tanya Landman

Three authors with very different approaches to writing about history discuss how they bring the past to life – and why it is so important not only to learn the facts of history, but to empathise with people of the past.

In Leila Aboulela’s The Kindness of Enemies, the action moves between contemporary Scotland, 20th century Sudan and the Caucasus mountains in the 19th century, where Imam Shamil defends his people from Tsarist Russia.

Tanya Landman’s Hell and High Water stars a mixed-race boy in 18th century Devon, while the Carnegie-winning Buffalo Soldier, inspired by a true story, pits a freed slave serving in the US Army against Apache warriors in a shameful episode from American history.

Simon Scarrow is most famous for his Eagle series, in which legionaries Cato and Macro travel the world from Britannia to Syria to the corrupt city of Rome itself – in Invictus, they travel to rebellious Spain to quell an uprising.

Language: English, with simultaneous Arabic translation

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