Woodbridge book talk to explore fictional retelling of Lord Lucan mystery

PUBLISHED: 14:16 15 April 2019 | UPDATED: 14:49 15 April 2019

Lord Lucan

Lord Lucan


A fictional retelling of the case of Lord Lucan will be the subject of a talk in Woodbridge.

Jill Dawson will be visiting Woodbridge this week Picture: YVES SALMONJill Dawson will be visiting Woodbridge this week Picture: YVES SALMON

Novelist Jill Dawson will be visiting the town to talk about her new book 'The Language of Birds'.

The book is set in the summer of 1974 and explores the themes of class, violence and friendship while being inspired by the now infamous case.

“I can't stop my fascination with actual people and actual stories,” said Ms Dawson, “I don't like the term 'biographical fiction'.

“I just say it is a novel. It is based on real stories and real people as well as imaginary ones.”

Lord Lucan disappeared after the murder of his children's nanny Sandra Rivett at the Lucan family home in London.

He is suspected of killing her, possibly having mistaken her for his estranged wife. He has not been seen since and was declared legally dead in 1999.

Ms Dawson will be speaking at Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge on Wednesday, April 17 at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £18 and include a copy of the book.

A further ticket can be purchased for £8 without the book.

For more details contact the shop on 01394 388890.

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