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The Testimony of Alys Twist

Suzannah Dunn

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The new novel from bestselling historical novelist Suzannah Dunn.

1553: deeply-divided England rejoices as the rightful heir, Mary Tudor, sweeps to power on a tide of populist goodwill. But the people should have been careful what they wished for: Mary's mission is to turn back time to an England of old. Within weeks there is widespread rebellion in favour of her heir, her half-sister, princess Elizabeth, who is everything that Mary isn't. From now on, Elizabeth will have to use her considerable guile just to stay alive.

Orphan Alys Twist has come a long way - further than she ever dared hope - to work as a laundress at the royal Wardrobe. There she meets Bel, daughter of the Queen's tailor, and seems to have arrived at her own happy ending.

But in a world where appearance is everything, a laundress is in a unique position to see the truth of people's lives, and Alys is pressed into service as a spy in the errant princess's household. Alys herself, though, is hardly whiter than white, and when the princess is arrested she must make a dangerous choice.

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Praise for The Testimony of Alys Twist

  • A wonderful novel, a skillful and moving reimagining of history

  • I loved this powerful book and can't recommend highly enough

  • Suzannah Dunn ... weaves a kind of love story that is both moving and believable. This is the Tudor world as seldom seen - Telegraph (on The Sixth Wife)

  • Mesmerising and beautifully written - Scotsman (on The Sixth Wife)

  • Delightfully vulgar and utterly compelling - The Times (on The Sixth Wife)

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Suzannah Dunn

Launched in 1990 with her debut novel, Darker Days Than Usual, Suzannah Dunn wrote a further 5 critically acclaimed contemporary novels, and a short story collection, published by Flamingo, before writing her first historical novel, The Queen of Subtleties, which was published in 2004. She has since written a further three bestselling historical novels, The Sixth Wife, The Queen's Sorrow and The Confession of Katherine Howard (a Richard & Judy pick in 2011).

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