A Quickie with Elizabeth Fremantle

Tell me about your latest book and why we should read it?

The Girl in the Glass Tower is based on the true story of Arbella Stuart, a young woman raised to be their heir of Elizabeth I. Fear of kidnapping means she lives hidden away and forgotten, secretly plotting escape. But her freedom means trusting those on the outside who have their own motives and discovery could be a death sentence. But what choice has any woman trapped in a man’s world?

If someone was to write your life story what would the title be?

Unidentified Object in Bagging Area

What’s the strangest fan question or request you’ve received?

Do I live in a castle? (If only!)

If you could co-write with anyone in the world (alive or dead) who would it be?

Daphne du Maurier

Tell me something nobody else knows about you (yet!).

When I was three I presented a bouquet of flowers to The Queen.

Finally please recommend 3 books that you have recently read and tell me why you’ve chosen these.

The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase is a spooky and captivating story that weaves the past and present together.

Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant is a clever, dark and ironic thriller with a brilliantly conceived anti-hero.

The Valentine House by Emma Henderson is a brilliantly accomplished novel that spans a century of secrets and stories around a single family and a single remote alpine village.

Who is Elizabeth Fremantle? Elizabeth Fremantle has a first in English and an MA in creative writing from Birkbeck, University of London. She has contributed to various publications including The Sunday Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. She also reviews fiction for The Sunday Express. She is the author of four novels set in the Tudor and Jacobean periods: Queen’s Gambit, Sisters of Treason, Watch the Lady and The Girl in the Glass Tower. See Elizabeth’s website for more information about her novels and future projects – elizabethfremantle.com

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