Bridport author Georgia Piggott will be sharing her passion for local history at a talk at Beaminster Museum.

The local author recently released her debut novel Just Causes, which is set in a fictional Dorset village in the 17th century.

Set in the fictional village of Hillbury in mid Dorset between Dorchester and Sherborne, the story is roughly located at Cerne Abbas.

Georgia is a former business systems analyst in retail, airlines and telecommunications.

Her specialism is tailoring IT systems for non-technical users. It is this passion for translation and language that has inspired her to explore 17th century England.

It tells the story of a murder mystery in the wake of a devastating plague.

In the talk, Georgia will speak about the sources she drew on to bring her characters to life, including historical recipes and plague remedies that proved deadlier than the disease

She will be signing copies of her book afterwards. 

The talk is the latest in the museum's winter programme.

It will begin at 2pm on Tuesday, November 28 at Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Rd, Beaminster DT8 3NB. 

Entry is £5 on the door.

Just Causes by Georgia Piggott is out now in paperback and ebook.

Copies can be bought from