Thursday, 7 March 2013

Talk about His Dark Lady at Kenilworth

On Thursday 14th March 7pm at The Methodist Church, Kenilworth

Victoria Lamb will talk about her new book

‘His Dark Lady’

This is a follow up to Victoria’s very successful novel, “The Queen’s Secret” which was set almost entirely in Kenilworth.  It followed the story of Queen Elizabeth’s famous visit to Kenilworth Castle.

Victoria Lamb’s fictionalised character from the first novel, Lucy Morgan – the “Dark Lady” of the new title – grew up under the guardianship of a spy.  This second book follows her from Kenilworth Castle to the Elizabeth’s  Court in London.

His Dark Lady
London, 1583. When young, aspiring playwright William Shakespeare encounters Lucy Morgan, one of Queen Elizabeth I’s ladies-in-waiting, the two fall passionately in love. He declares Lucy the inspiration for his work, but what secret is Will hiding from his muse? Meanwhile, Lucy has her own secret – and one that could destroy her world if exposed.
No longer the chaste maid so valued by the Virgin Queen, she also bore witness to the clandestine wedding of Lettice Knollys and Robert Dudley, a match forbidden by the monarch. England is in peril. Queen Elizabeth’s health is deteriorating, her throne under siege from Catholic plotters and threats of war with Spain.
Faced with deciding the fate of her long-term prisoner, Mary, Queen of Scots, she needs a trusted circle of advisors around her now more than ever. But who can she turn to when those closest to her have proved disloyal? And how secure is Lucy’s position at court, now that she has learned the dangerous art of keeping secrets?
Victoria gave a fascinating talk to a big audience about her last book ‘The Queen’s Secret’ which was very well received. We look forward very much to hearing her again.

Tickets are free and available from Warwick Books and Kenilworth Books. Refreshments will be available.

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