JUSTIN Newland will be exploring the secret history of the Great Enlightenment in Burnham-on-Sea next week.

Whatever Happened to The Great Enlightenment will explore this seething cauldron of ideas that shaped the modern world and reveal how this period of history - the 18th century - inspired his latest novel, The Coronation.

Justin writes supernatural thrillers and secret histories in which real events and historical personages are guided and motivated by numinous forces. His other novels include The Genes of Isis and The Old Dragon’s Head.

He gives library talks, does book signings and appears on radio and in literary festivals and has a Doctorate in Mathematics. He lives with his partner in plain sight of the Mendip Hills.

Justin will be at Burnham Library in Burnham-on-Sea this Wednesday (March 25) from 11am until 12:30pm. Register your interest by emailing bhmlib@somerset.co.uk.

For more information visit justinnewland.com