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Iain Gale is a well-known and highly respected author of fiction and non-fiction books. He has written novels on the early eighteenth century wars of the army under Marlborough and of World War II. His first novel was the acclaimed Four Days in June, a time to which he returns in April 2013 with the first of a series of novels for Heron Books set in the Peninsular War. Iain has been art critic for newspapers including the Independent and Scotland on Sunday. He has appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Radio Scotland. He has featured at a number of literary festivals including the Cambridge History Festival, Wigtown and he Edinburgh Book Festival. He lectures on both art and military history, and regularly organises trips to the battlefield of Waterloo.

Sat 25 Apr, 2015 - 4.30pm

Waterloo: fact and fiction


This summer marks the bicentenary of the battle of Waterloo which marked both the final defeat of Napoleon and the creation of modern Europe. Iain Gale, well known for his fictional writing on the Napoleonic wars, and author of a new historical account of a key moment of the battle, the charge of the Scots Greys, offers an insight into the different challenges in writing about Waterloo as fact and fiction.

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