I hadn't actually read any of Jane Thynne's novels before, but I knew the evening would be wonderful anyway! This event was based on her new novel, a War Of Flowers which follows a spy employed to track Eva Braun in the Third Reich.
Jane began by giving us a little intro into the kind of atmosphere that was around in Germany during this time and the moved on to talk about how all of this affected the women of the Third Reich. This was really interesting and a proper history lesson for me.
Jane said that the best thing about writing historical fiction was the research that goes into it & how much she enjoyed sourcing stuff to do with these women. She found an original cigarette card album which was in pristine condition...
And also sourced the perfume that Cara, her spy character, would have worn! We got to smell it, it was pretty heavy going!