Best-selling authors Caroline and Charles Todd will speak in Aiken on Sept. 27 at a luncheon sponsored by the Aiken branch of the American Association of University Women.


This mother-and-son writing team publishes under the pen name Charles Todd and is best known for their series of novels set during and immediately after World War I in England. Their novels explore the actions and reactions of war-worn characters and provide an in-depth look at the consequences of war, according to the university group.


Since this year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the university group believes the Todds’ novels are of special interest. The Todds are experts on the war period in England, and their novels provide a realistic portrayal of life in England during and after the war, according to the university group.


Several of their books have been selected by The New York Times as Notable Book of the Year, been on The New York Times best-seller list, and won numerous awards including Best Historical Fiction Agatha Award.


Tickets are $25 and will be on sale from now until Sept. 22 at the following locations: Re-Fresh on Laurens Street, Booklovers’ Bookstore in Windsor, Party Tyme on Huntsman Drive and Material Things in Centre South.


This is a fundraiser to support AAUW Aiken’s mission of promoting education for women and girls, including scholarships and reading programs.


For more information, call Darlene Rittel at 803-648-0656.


The event is open to the public and will be held at noon in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church.