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Cityread London 2017 Event with Author S. J. Parris
Wed 5 April 2017, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
Discover Cityread London 2017
Cityread London is an annual celebration of literature that aims to bring reading to life for the whole capital. Each April, Cityread asks London’s citizens, workers and visitors to pick up a book – the same book – and read it together. cityread.london
The book for Cityread London 2017 is Prophecy by S. J. Parris, a gripping Elizabethan spy thriller set in London 1583.
Prophecy by S.J. Parris
Autumn, 1583. The skies above England harbour dark omens…
An astrological phenomenon heralds the dawn of a new age and Queen Elizabeth’s throne is in peril. As Mary Stuart’s supporters scheme to usurp the rightful monarch, a young maid of honour is murdered, occult symbols carved into her flesh.
The Queen’s spymaster, Francis Walsingham, calls on maverick agent Giordano Bruno to infiltrate the plotters and secure the evidence that will condemn them to death.
Bruno is cunning, but so are his enemies. His identity could be exposed at any moment. The proof he seeks is within his grasp. But the young woman’s murder could point to an even more sinister truth…
Under Elizabeth's rule, loyalty is bought with blood.
Meet the author
Prophecy is the second volume in S.J.Parris's series of historical thrillers, featuring Giordano Bruno. Get a free copy at your local library, and come and meet the author at Swiss Cottage Library.
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