‘Altogether a marvellous writer’ - Sunday Times

The Lady of Misrule

Lady of Misrule

“I saw her file it away: a good Catholic girl come to supervise her in her detention. Every girl in England now, under the circumstances, made sure to be a good Catholic girl. Except her, of course. And, if only she knew it, me.” Escorting ‘nine days queen’ Lady Jane Grey across the Tower of London from throne room into imprisonment is Elizabeth Tilney, who surprised even herself by volunteering for the job.  All Elizabeth knows is she’s keen to be away from home, she could do with some breathing space.  And anyway, it won’t be for long:  everyone knows…

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Praise for Suzannah Dunn

‘A genius for catching ordinary life…an Alan Bennett-ish gift for social observation…Altogether a marvellous writer’ Sunday Times

‘Her ear for the rhythms of speech is unerring, her feeling for the minutiae of experience acute.  It takes a good deal of artistry to create the illusion of real life and she has managed something more difficult still, which is to show us how strange real life can be’ The Times

‘A wonderful wit’ Malcolm Bradbury

‘Dunn is a remarkable writer, a lyricist of ordinary life and ordinary people transfigured by extreme emotions’ Daily Telegraph

‘Her prose has a real tang’ James Wood, Guardian

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Suzannah Dunn has enjoyed critical and commercial success for over 25 years, selling over a quarter of a million copies of her historical novels in the UK alone. She was picked by Julie Burchill for a ‘Best Under 40’ list of writers alongside Robert Harris, Edward St Aubyn and Helen Simpson, in response to Granta’s first list in 1993. Suzannah Dunn wrote six critically acclaimed contemporary novels and a short story collection before her first historical novel, The Queen of Subtleties, was published in 2004. Her distinctive Tudor novels provide a unique take on the period, telling the stories of extraordinary women living through extraordinary times.

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Suzannah Dunn at Ilkley Literature Festival 2015

Posted on 10st October 2015

Suzannah Dunn at Ilkley Literature Festival 2015

Lady of Misrule

Date: Sunday 4th October

Time: 8:00 pm

Venue: Ilkley Playhouse – Wildman

Price: £6.00/£4.00 concessions

Forget everything you thought you knew about Lady Jane Grey and join Suzannah Dunn, former director of the MA in novel writing at Manchester University, for an exposé into the crisis that gave England a ‘nine days queen’. The Lady Of Misrule is the latest of Dunn’s distinctive bestselling novels on the lives and loves of the Tudors (The Queen’s Sorrow, The Confession of Katherine Howard, The May Queen).

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