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The Language of Birds

Jill Dawson

Saturday 12th October 14:00 - 15:00 | Northwood House

The Language of Birds was inspired by the Lord Lucan case and the ‘lovely young nanny’ at its centre, whose history has been largely forgotten. It’s the summer of 1974, and 26 year-old Mandy Rivers arrives in London to leave behind a troubled past. She finds work as a nanny to the children of Lady Katherine Morven, a wealthy society woman in the midst of a messy separation from her enigmatic husband, ‘Dickie’. Despite the riches and the glamour, Mandy senses that something isn’t quite right in the Morven home. According to Katherine, her estranged husband is violent, controlling, and not to be trusted. When Mandy meets him, instead of a monster she finds a charming, caring father who claims to have his children’s best interests at heart. As Mandy tries to shield her young charges while the Morven’s toxic marriage implodes, her friend Rosemary watches from the wings. Despite her best efforts, Rosemary finds that she cannot protect Mandy as events play out towards their horrifically violent end.

Interviewed by Amber Beard

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Jill Dawson: The Language of Birds£9.00
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