Maggie O'Farrell - The Marriage Portrait

Award winning author of the bestselling Hamnet, Maggie O’Farrell’s new novel is on a very different theme to that of Shakespeare’s tragic young son. The Marriage Portrait is a vivid evocation of the beauty and brutality of Renaissance Italy and of the short life of a young woman whose proximity to power places her in mortal danger. In 1560, aged 15, Lucrezia di Medici replaces her dead sister as the fiancee to Alfonso, Duke of Ferrara. Lucrezia suddenly realises Alfonso’s sole intention is to kill her. O’Farrell has written a compelling renaissance thriller. In conversation with Sally Laverack
When: Friday 11th November 2022 @ 12 noon
Where: Electric Palace
Sponsored by: Carol Hammick