The Language of Birds

with Jake Kerridge

Saturday 5th October 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Queen’s Hall
£10.00 per person


jill dawson

photo credit: Yves Salmon

language of birdsInspired by the infamous Lord Lucan affair, Jill Dawson explores a shocking murder and its roots from the unusual perspective of the nanny who was largely overlooked. Combining the pace of a thriller with moving poetic writing, this hypnotic novel about class, violence and friendship brings the Lucan nanny to life as a fictional yet vivid character. The Daily Mail called it ‘timely, devastating and superbly realised’.

Jill Dawson was nominated for the Orange Prize and the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award. She is patron of the Maya Centre which offers therapy to women experiencing violence and she founded a mentoring scheme for new writers.

Jill will be in conversation with Jake Kerridge, the Daily Telegraph crime fiction reviewer who selected The Language of Birds as a crime summer must-read. Jake regularly writes the books column of the Sunday Telegraph and has interviewed many leading writers.

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