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The Legend of Cuthbert: from hagiography to historical fiction

Tuesday 8 October at 7:00 PM
Prior's Hall

Part of the Durham Book Festival
Cuthbert, an Anglo-Saxon warrior turned saint, was dragged out of solitude on Inner Farne to become the most powerful church leader in the land. The stories and legends associated with Cuthbert are familiar in the North East. Novelist Katharine Tiernan, author of Cuthbert of Farne, offers new and intriguing insights into the man behind the legend. She reveals her research into the turbulent times in which Cuthbert lived, and the role of historical fiction in illuminating our understanding of his life.

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Book Tuesday 8 Oct 2019 at 7:00 PM

Tickets £5 (£4 concession) available through the link above or by contacting the visitor desk at
Hosted by Durham Cathedral and Sacristy Press as part of the Durham Book Festival.