Capturing the past: the truth in fiction


Discover the depth of their research and the fascinating stories behind their books.

Caroline Beecham’s Finding Eadie, is inspired by real events during the Second World War, and Tea Cooper’s novels have a basis in fact, including the soon to be released, The Cartographer’s Secret set in the Hunter Valley. In conversation with Karen Crofts.

Carol Beecham is a novelist, writer and producer. She is the author of three books: the bestselling novel Maggie's Kitchen (2016), Eleanor's Secret (2018), and Finding Eadie, published July 2020.


Tea Cooper is an award-winning Australian author of historical fiction. In a past life she was a teacher, a journalist and a farmer. These days she haunts museums and indulges her passion for storytelling. She is the bestselling author of several novels, including The Horse Thief, The Cedar Cutter, The Currency Lass, The Naturalist's Daughter, The Woman in the Green Dress.


Presented by History Illuminated.

Books available for purchase and signing.

Bookings essential.

Gold coin on entry.

For the safety and well-being of all participants safe-distancing and social gathering measures will be practiced and contact details for traceability in the future will be kept. All attendees will be reminded to follow safe physical distancing and health advice by keeping 1.5m apart, maintaining personal hygiene by regularly washing hands, and not attending if they feel unwell.



  • Wednesday, 09 September 2020 | 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM


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