A Noble Assassin


      A Noble Assassin
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 Read 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.

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • A Noble Assassin
  • Christie Dickason
  • English
  • 18 September 2018
  • 0007289138

10 thoughts on “ A Noble Assassin

  1. says:

    Trapped in poverty and a loveless marriage, Lucy Russell, Countess of Bedford, is desperate for a way out When her close friend Elizabeth Stuart and her husband Frederick, erstwhile rulers of Bohemia, are deposed from their throne, Lucy sees a chance to reclaim her place at court by offering herself as an intermediary between Elizabeth and her father, King James I, and becomes embroiled in a dangero...

  2. says:

    I took a really long time to get into this book Until part two I could probably have just put it down and not even been curious as to the ending I m not sure what exactly was wrong with it, especially as the last book I read from this author was a lot better But I was never taken in by the charact...

  3. says:

    This book follows on from The King s Daughter but isn t strictly a sequel, it can be read as a stand alone story Instead of continuing to follow the fortunes of Elizabeth Stuart, it focuses on the fate of Lucy Russell, the daughter of Elizabeth s guardian and Chief Lady of Queen Anne of Denmark introduced in the first book Fate hasn t been kind to Lucy and she has fallen on hard times since the death of the Queen Her only chance to shine at court again is to get Elizabeth and her husband to r This book follows on from The King s Daughter but isn t strictly a sequel, it can ...

  4. says:

    I love historical fiction, particularly that set in Britain, and so was keen to read this novel, especially when I discovered that the author worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company for many years what a wonderful job, and such a chance to immerse oneself in period stories.The novel is beautifully written and expertly researched I particularly enjoyed reading the historical information included at the end of the book, on characters, settings and events I found myself entirely relaxed that I love historical fiction, particularly that set in Britain, and so was keen to read this novel, especially when I discovered that the author worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company for many years what a wonderful job, and such a chance to immerse oneself in period stories.The novel is beautifully written and expertly researched I particularly enjoyed reading the historical information included at the end of the book, on characters, settings and events I found myself entirely relaxed that the author knew her facts inside out, and had crafted them carefully into an engaging, realistic tale Lucy is a heroine whom it is impossible not to like strong, courageous, intelligent and altogether human in her inner struggles A vein of tragic grief provides a poignant under...

  5. says:

    The Noble Assassin is the story of Lucy Russell, Countess of Bedford a once prominent figure at court but now suffering the effects of poverty Stuck in an unhappy marriage to a miserly and mean man, Lucy jumps at the chance to regain favour at court, but even the best laid plans can go horribly wrong I can t really decide whether I reallyenjoyedthis book or not The story itself was interesting, switching between current events and Lucy s past experiences which may have affected the curre The Noble Assassin is the story of Lucy Russell, Countess of Bedford a once prominent figure at court but now suffering the effects of poverty Stuck in an unhappy marriage to ...

  6. says:

    A Noble Assassin by Christie Dickason This is another fictional biography this time of Lucy Russell Countess of Bedford She was one of the Queen s favourites and had it all riches, fame, power and a lover Now she is out of favour with the court and has been banished from court along with her husband She is now trying to help her friend Elizabeth Stuart Queen of Bohemia to come home to England so hopefully she can regain favour in court.I started this book and I really liked the first half o A Noble Assassin by Christie Dickason This is another fictional biography this time of Lucy Russell Countess of Bedford She was one of the Queen s favourites and had it all riches, fame, power and a lover Now she is out of favour with the court and has been banished from court along with her husband She is now trying to help her friend Elizabeth Stuart Queen...

  7. says:

    I came to this book with high hopes having loved all the previous ones by Christa Dickinson Somehow this one left me cold The story of Lucy Countess of Bedford who is out of favour and wants to be back in to make her fortune did not engage me.On reflection i think that this is brave attempt by the author as the heroine was not a sympathetic one But in order to make herappealing there was too much emphasis on how awful her life had been which historically apt when told in the first perso I came to this book with high hopes having loved all the previous ones by Christa Dickinson Somehow this one left me cold The story of Lucy Countess of Bedford who is out of favour and wants to be back in to make her fortune did not engage me.On reflection i think that this is brave attempt by the ...

  8. says:

    2015 Book Awards Worst Read Runner Upinformation about this award is available on my profile Reading challenge 2015 A book with bad reviews possibly I would give it 2.5 if I could, because the ending was quite interesting Other than that it was quite a boring and slow read The Countess of Bedford is a very interesting person, but she is written in a very odd way that also causes everyone else to be looked at in a strange light The only really interesting bits were the interactions between 2015 Book Awards Worst Read Runner Upinformation about this award is available on my profile Reading challenge 2015 A book with bad reviews possibly I would give it 2.5 if I could, because the ending was quite interesting Other than that it was quite a boring and slow read The Countess of Bedford is a very interesting person, but she is written in a very odd way that also causes everyone else to be looked at in a strange light The only really interesting bits were the interactions between her ...

  9. says:

    Christie Dickason has carved out a niche for herself writing historical novels set during the Stuart period, which is just as bloody, romantic, tragic and interesting as thepopular Tudor period I ve always loved the Stuart period, and so I ve been reading my way through all of her books, and loving every one of them The Noble Assassin has as its heroine the beautiful and clever Lucy Russell, Countess of Bedford, a real historical figure, with the poet John Donne taking the role of romant Christie Dickason has carved out a niche for herself writing historical novels set during the Stuart period, which...

  10. says:

    Not my cup of tea Honestly, I found the storyline boring, and the protagonist thoroughly unlikeable The story was meant to follow on from an earlier book by the author, The King s Daughter, but there were inconsistencies which just drove me mad The writing style felt like the author was trying to reel off lots of information in a hurry, and the tenses were all over the place There was something about the way Lucy s internal monologue was written that reminded me of Philippa Gregory at her wo Not my cup of tea Honestly, I found the storyline boring, and the protagonist thoroughly unlikeable The story was meant to follow on from an earlier book by the author, The King s Daughter, but there were inconsistencies which just drove me mad The writing style felt like the author was trying to reel off lots of information in a h...

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