Lianne Dillsworth's Top Picks
Lianne Dillsworth's debut novel Theatre of Marvels was published in April 2022. Theatre of Marvels follows a young actress on a dangerous quest for truth that will take her from the glittering parlours of Mayfair to the seedy criminal underbelly of Victorian London. Previously, Lianne won a place on the London Library Emerging Writers Programme and has MASs in Creative Writing and Victorian Studies, as well as being first runner up in the 2020 SI Leeds Literary Prize for Black and Asian Women Writers in the UK. Here are her recommended reads from the Hay Festival 2022 programme...
BOOTH: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2022
Karen Joy Fowler
Peach Blossom Spring: A glorious, sweeping novel about...
Maybe I Don't Belong Here: A Memoir of Race, Identity,...
The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021
The Flames: A gripping historical novel set in 1900s Vienna,...
Godmersham Park: The Sunday Times top ten bestseller by the...
Pandora's Jar: Women in the Greek Myths
The Gifts: The captivating historical fiction novel - for...
Rebecca F. John
That Green Eyed Girl: Be transported to mid-century New York...
Julie Owen Moylan
One of Them: An Eton College Memoir
Black and British: An Illustrated History
David Olusoga, Jake Alexander, et al.
Blood Legacy: Reckoning With a Family's Story of Slavery
Elektra: The mesmerising retelling from the women at the...
Pandora: The instant no.1 Sunday Times bestseller
Lily: A Tale of Revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author
The Key In The Lock: A haunting historical mystery steeped in...
When We Were Birds
Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
Theatre of Marvels: A thrilling and absorbing tale set in...