London, 1938. Alma Fielding – an ordinary young woman – begins to experience truly bizarre supernatural events in her suburban home.
Nandor Fodor – a Jewish Hungarian refugee and chief ghost hunter for the International Institute for Psychical Research – begins to investigate the goings on. In doing so, he discovers a different and darker type of haunting: trauma, alienation, loss, and the foreshadowing of a nation’s worst fears. As the spectre of Fascism lengthens over Europe, and as Fodor’s obsession with the case deepens, Alma becomes ever more disturbed.
Join bestselling author, and award-winning pioneer of historical narrative nonfiction, Kate Summerscale, in conversation about her latest book. With rigour, daring and insight, The Haunting of Alma Fielding shadows Fodor’s enquiry and delves into long hidden archives to find the human story behind a very modern haunting.
The talk will be presented on Microsoft Teams and will last approximately 30-40 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q&A.
Free, donations encouraged
Book tickets: eventbrite.co.uk
All events in Chiswick
See our events listings for all events in Chiswick:
Support The Chiswick Calendar
The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a weekly newsletter and update the website with local news and information daily. We are editorially independent.
Please support us by buying us the equivalent of a monthly cup of coffee (or more, if you insist). Click here to support us.
To subscribe to the weekly newsletter, go here.