Ben Kane, author of many historical novels, will talk all about the history behind Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812, and how he came to write his latest novel, Napoleon’s Spy.
1 May 2024 – 1 May 2024 | 7pm | Rausing Building
£15 (there will be a cash bar)
Tickets are available online and in the Athelstan Museum Shop
Ben Kane is a veterinarian and avid reader. His visit to the ruins of Merv, in Turkmenistan started an interest in the Roman campaign into Parthia in 53 BC. Later visits to some of the amazing Roman sites and museums along Hadrian’s Wall lead him to wonder what the Italian legionaries first posted here must have thought and how the Scottish tribes reacted to the mighty structure which dwarfed anything they’d seen before? His determination to become a writer emerged then, and he started writing military historical fiction not long afterwards. What started as a hobby soon became an obsession, and about four years later The Forgotten Legion emerged into the light. He has written many books since then, the latest of which is Napoleon’s Spy. More information can be found here :