The May Bride

The May Bride

I didn’t stand a chance: looking back over thirteen years, that’s what I see. In the very first instant, I was won over, and of course I was: I was fifteen and had been nowhere and done nothing, whereas Katherine was twenty-one and yellow-silk-clad and just married to the golden boy… Jane Seymour is a shy, dutiful fifteen-year-old when her eldest brother, Edward, brings his bride home to Wolf Hall.  Katherine Filliol is the perfect match for Edward, as well as being a breath of fresh air for the Seymour family, and Jane is captivated by the older girl. Over…

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About Suzannah

Launched in 1990 with her debut novel, Darker Days Than Usual, Suzannah Dunn wrote a further 5 critically acclaimed contemporary novels, and a short story collection, published by Flamingo, before writing her first historical novel, The Queen of Subtleties, which was published in 2004. She has since written a further three bestselling historical novels, The Sixth Wife, The Queen’s Sorrow and The Confession of Katherine Howard (a Richard & Judy pick in 2011). The May Bride is her new book….

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Upcoming events with Suzannah Dunn

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Posted on 4th April 2014

MAY
Thursday 8th, 6.30 – 7.30pm
Bristol Festival of Ideas in association with the Observer
Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU

Historical fiction: is the past really another country? Or: let’s keep it real.
Bestselling author, of historical and contemporary fiction, Suzannah Dunn discusses her belief that historical fiction is not about staging the drama of history, with its costumes and spectacle. Too often, novels set in the past are distracted by the ‘props’ of history and should instead share insights into their emotional lives – their relationships and what they might have thought.

For more information, visit www.ideasfestival.co.uk.

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SEPTEMBER

Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, and Sunday 7th, times TBC
Historical Novel Society’s London conference
University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS

For more information, visit www.historicalnovelsociety.org.

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OCTOBER

Friday 3rd, 2pm
Warwick Words Festival – Afternoon Tea
Lord Leycester Hospital, 60 High Street, Warwick, CV34 4BH

Suzannah will talk for 40-50 mins followed by Q&A, tea and cake and book signings.

For more information, visit www.warwickwords.co.uk.

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Saturday 4th, time TBC
Suzannah Dunn at Ilkley Literature Festival
Ilkley, West Yorkshire

For more information, visit www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk.

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Sunday 12th, time TBC
Suzannah Dunn at Durham Books Festival
Durham, County Durham

Suzannah will be in conversation with Professor Ludmilla Jordanova.

For more information, visit www.durhambookfestival.com/home.

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Monday 13th, time TBC
Suzannah Dunn at Manchester Literature Festival
Baronnial Hall, Chetham’s School of Music, Long Millgate, Manchester, Lancashire, M3 1SB

For more information, visit www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk.

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Friday 24th, 5pm
Suzannah Dunn at Harrogate History Festival (23rd – 26th October 2014)
Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Suzannah will be in conversation with Elizabeth Fremantle, whose new book ‘Sisters of ‘Treason’ follows the sisters of Lady Jane Grey after her death.

For more information, visit www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/history.

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Saturday 25th, 4pm
Suzannah Dunn at Chester Festival
University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ

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