A thrilling account of one of English history s most daring women, who risked everything in the dark days leading up to the Civil War The perfect novel for fans of Suzannah Dunn and Phillipa Gregory.Court beauty, Lucy Russell, Countess of Bedford, feels frustrated by life with her weak husband Poverty stricken, they are confined to their country estate and excluded from court life in London after he disastrously allies himself against Elizabeth I.Now, some years later, James I is seated on the English throne His daughter, Elizabeth Stuart, former confidant of Lucy, has married the King of Bohemia The precarious political situation in Europe is fraught, setting father against daughter When Elizabeth and her husband are deposed, exiled and forced on the run, James is in no mood to come to Elizabeth s aid.Hearing of Elizabeth s predicament, Lucy sees an opportunity to re establish the Bedford name and offers herself as a peace envoy between the two parties Setting out on a daring mission across the channel, Lucy discovers she is being manipulated by unscrupulous men, not least the calculating and darkly handsome Duke of Buckingham.Can Lucy tread this most dangerous path, or by risking everything, will she pay the ultimate price New Download A Noble Assassin author Christie Dickason For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
I started to write at the age of three, long before I could spell Understandably, I hid my poems and very short stories from my English professor father, who could spell words like desiccate and also insisted on correct grammar All the same, he passed on to me his delight in books and words as well as his joy in pursuing intellectual curiosity Under his influence, I learned to relish research and value accuracy He also kick started my interest in mountain climbing by putting his uncensored edition of Lady Chatterley s Lover on the highest shelf of his study While living abroad with my family for most of my teens, in Thailand, Mexico and Switzerland, I studied anywhere I could, from the International Children s Centre in Bangkok, through home tutoring, to an old fasioned Swiss convent school I went on to read English at Harvard University BA, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa , then earned an MFA in Theatre at the Yale University Drama School winning a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and the Shubert Memorial Fellowship for Best Director.From the age of eleven, I also studied dance and performed ballet at the Lichine School in Lausanne, modern dance with a former member of Martha Graham s company, Robert Cohan, and Thai classical dance with a retired member of the King of Thailand s troupe At the age of fifteen, I once found myself teaching Thai folk dance to the Thai Women s Culture club in Bangkok At the age of 23, I thought writing was far too much fun to be a serious way to earn a living, so I became a director and choreographer.After fourteen years in the theatre with the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Rocky Horror Show, Oh Calcutta , and at Ronnie Scott s, among others illness forced me to stop While convalescing, I read a particularly dire paperback and decided in exasperation to see if I could do any better Bed bound and with L plates on, I returned to my secret passion for writing and hand wrote my first novel This book was never published, but it brought me a commission for my official first novel THE DRAGON RIDERS, published by Century , which astonished me by reaching number twelve on the best seller list What had seemed at first like a health disaster led me home into a new career that not only allows time to eat and sleep but also lets me do what I love most My illness also, when I was ready to deal with it, fuelled my historical novel, QUICKSILVER, about a supposed 17th c werewolf As well as seven internationally published novels most recently THE PRINCIPESSA, I also write poetry, short stories, newspaper articles and works for the theatre I particularly enjoy collaborating with the award winning composer Cecilia McDowall on musical works ranging from conventional songs and cantatas to the huge and indescribable, all of which have been performed.Our most recent project was a green cantata , FIVE SEASONS, commissioned to celebrate the organic landscape in the 21st century by the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir And we are currently 2007 setting up a follow on community music project in Cumbria.As a change from my computer, I enjoy extreme trekking and scrambling in Bolivia and the Western Highlands of Scotland, organic gardening, cooking, eating and recreational talking with friends and family I don t think writers take holidays.
- 400 pages
- A Noble Assassin
- Christie Dickason
- 15 March 2018 Christie Dickason