Griff Hosker, author of more than 150 historical novels, will visit the Bowes Museum later this year.

A “Meet the Author” event is being hosted by the Barnard Castle Museum’s friends group in the Jubilee Room, on Tuesday, September 19.

There will be refreshments from 11.30am, with his talk and question and answer session running from 12pm to 11am.

Tickets are on sale either from the museum reception on 01833 690606 or from the Friends page via, and cost £12 for friends and £14 for other guests.

Griff, a grammar schoolboy from Lancashire, taught in the North East for 35 years, and has turned an interest in historical research into a new career.

Rooted in the Roman invasion of Britain, he created his first novel, The Sword of Cartimandua in 2011.

Now, more than 150 novels later, he is celebrated internationally as an acclaimed author of historical fiction.

A spokesperson for The Friends of Bowes Museum said: “His research has discovered a wealth of entertaining and fascinating details about our area, and we are delighted to be able to welcome him to talk about these findings.”