Lucy Jago: A Net for Small Fishes

25th April 2021 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Prize-winning historical biographer Lucy Jago turns her hand to fiction with glorious results. Net for Small Fishes is based on the true and scandalous Jacobean murder trial which rocked the court of James I, tracing a dangerous friendship between two women who have been dubbed the Thelma and Louise of the seventeenth century. Joined by historian Bettany Hughes, this conversation on Jago’s bravura historical debut is not to be missed.  


Speaker profiles
Lucy Jago

Lucy Jago is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction, a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, and a former documentary producer for Channel 4 and the BBC. Her first book, The Northern Lights, won the National Biography prize and has been translated into eight languages. A Net for Small Fishes is her first historical fiction novel. 


Bettany Hughes

Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster. She has written two critically acclaimed books on Ancient Greek subjects, Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore (2005) and The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life (2010). The latter was a New York Times bestseller, Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4, and a finalist for the Writer’s Guild Award. Hughes has written and presented documentary films for National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel, PBS, The History Channel, and Channel 4. In July 2012, she began to co-present a series on ITV with Michael Buerk, Britain’s Secret Treasures. She is a Tutor for Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education and a Research Fellow of King’s College London. 

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