Jill Dawson at Lockdown LitFest

Join Jill Dawson at the Lockdown Lit Fest


Wednesday 1st July, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

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About the Event

The Lockdown Lit fest is an online literature and culture festival, featuring live-streamed and archived interviews with authors, writers, poets, thinkers, scientists and more.

About the Book

The Language of Birds
The Language of Birds

Jill Dawson

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

Publication date:4 Apr 2019


3.80 out of 5
7 reviews
"The gory story of Lord Lucan inspires a novel that gives life and voice to the victim"
The Guardian
"The posh protagonist in this fictionalised retelling lacks devilish charm"
The Times
"both a fascinating portrait of Patricia Highsmith and a riveting tale of murder and madness"
The Bookseller
"Jill Dawson’s novel explores the often overlooked plight of a murdered nanny"
Irish Times
"The complex intersections of the mother-baby-nanny triangle and the loneliness of childcare are beautifully depicted"
The Guardian
"this beautifully written novel achieves its aim: it gives the victim back her voice"
The Spectator
"...combines the suspense of a thriller and a haunting sense of melancholy"
Financial Times

A hypnotic and thought-provoking novel inspired by the sensational Lord Lucan case, by the Orange Prize-shortlisted author of Fred & Edie.