A Net for Small Fishes
In conversation with Andrew Miller
Finishes at: Tuesday 19 October 3:00 PM
The speaker and interviewer will join guests in the Dining Hall for lunch at 12.30 pm.
The Literary Lunch is an added option to be be purchased with your talk ticket at checkout.
Frances Howard, beautiful with a powerful family – but the unhappiest creature in the world; Anne Turner, nowhere to display her wit and abilities – and only inches from destitution. When these two very different women meet in strange circumstances, a powerful friendship sparks a marriage of their talents.
Frankie sweeps Anne into a world of splendour and excess: the tumultuous court where a foreign king is a stranger to his subjects; ancient families fight for power in a savage hunting ground; the rise of the sovereign’s favourite depends on remaining in favour – and where to be noticed is to make dangerous enemies. Based on a true scandal that rocked James I’s court, Frances and Anne discover that what begins as a search for love, safety and a little happiness swiftly leads to desperate acts that could cost them everything.
A bravura historical debut from Lucy Jago, writer, BBC documentary maker and National Biography prize winner.
“Like all the best historical fiction… a gloriously immersive escape from present times” The Guardian
“The Thelma and Louise of the seventeenth century” Lawrence Norfolk
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