Jill Dawson 

The Language of Birds - retelling the Lucan story

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Wed 1st May 2019 Start Time: 4:15 pm End Time: 5:15 pm

Stratford Play House

£10 (£8 students)

In the summer of 1974, Mandy River arrives in London to make a fresh start and begins working as nanny to the children of Lady Morven. She quickly finds herself in the midst of a bitter custody battle and a house under siege: according to Lady Morven, her estranged husband has a violent streak, yet she doesn’t seem the most reliable witness. Drawing on the infamous Lord Lucan affair, this compelling novel from the award-winning poet and novelist Jill Dawson explores the roots of a shocking murder and brings to vivid life an era when women’s voices all too often went unheard.

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