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Lucy Worsley, Ph.D., is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the charity that manages the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House in Whitehall, and Kew Palace in England. Please visit www.lucyworsley.com.
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Works by Lucy Worsley

Jane Austen at Home: A Biography (2017) 590 copies, 21 reviews
Agatha Christie: An Elusive Woman (2022) 414 copies, 15 reviews
A Very British Murder (2013) 406 copies, 23 reviews
Eliza Rose (2016) 137 copies, 18 reviews
My Name Is Victoria (2017) 96 copies, 4 reviews
The Austen Girls (2019) 58 copies, 1 review
Lady Mary (2018) 32 copies
Bolsover Castle (2000) 21 copies
The Story of Hampton Court Palace (2015) — Author — 16 copies, 1 review
Kirby Hall (2001) 14 copies
Hardwick Old Hall (1998) 12 copies
Tales from the Royal Wardrobe [2015 film] (2015) — Host — 5 copies
Suffragettes [2018 BBC TV movie] — Host — 2 copies

Associated Works

Mansfield Park (1814) — Introduction, some editions — 22,769 copies, 361 reviews
Tea Fit for a Queen: Recipes and Drinks for Afternoon Tea (2014) — Introduction, some editions — 49 copies
Women: Our Story (2019) — Foreword, some editions — 39 copies, 1 review

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Canonical name
Worsley, Lucy
Birthdate
1973-12-18
Gender
female
Nationality
UK
Birthplace
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Education
University of Oxford (New College)
University of Sussex (PhD - Art History)
Occupations
curator
historian
television presenter
YA novelist
Organizations
Historic Royal Palaces
Agent
Felicity Bryan
Zoe Pagnamenta
Short biography
Lucy Worsley, PhD, is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the charity that manages the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House in Whitehall, and Kew Palace in England. [from The Art of English Murder (2014)]

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Agatha Christie by Lucy Worsley in Agatha Christie (April 2023)

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A highly enjoyable read, it gave enough details to bring Christie to life for me but didn't fall into the "and then the next day" trap. Worsely focuses on particular moments more than others that seem to tease out more of who Christie was and the forces that shaped her. I knew the rough picture of her life and have seen and heard Worsley doing the book circuit but there was plenty that was new and interesting. I was fascinated by her somewhat confusing extended family and how she welcomes those not directly related to her into it. She seems to have a been a mostly quiet private person and I am impressed that Worsley was able to tease out little facts that explain her better. After reading a less than enjoyable fiction by Worsley, perhaps I need to delve more into her history.… (more)
 
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amyem58 | 14 other reviews | May 23, 2024 |
An easy to read retelling of the story of Henry VIII wife Katherine, told from the POV of her cousin who grows up with her until they move into the castle together. A mix of romance, tragedy, plot twists and fun, despite the traged that befalls Katherine.
 
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beanskays | 17 other reviews | May 14, 2024 |
I started out enjoying this YA fiction about young Princess Victoria and the daughter of Sir John Conroy, also Victoria and their unlikely friendship. It is told from Miss V.'s (as Victoria Conroy is known) point of view and shows a rather terrifying emotional storm of life for you future Queen Victoria. I assumed it was all well-based in history since it was written by an historian but the last third or so took a very strange turn into alternate history and finally ended so strangely that I was baffled as to why. Her afterword explains that she found this an interesting fantastical story to explore but it just lost me. I think I will stick to her non-fiction.… (more)
 
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amyem58 | 3 other reviews | May 9, 2024 |
A very British murder
This is an interesting chronological account of the reasons for the British fascination with crime and murder from the 1800s to the second world war. In its time, public hangings for a variety of crimes not just murder provided entertainment for the masses. Journalists provided very gory details of how the murders were investigated and the culprits were apprehended, long before there were police officers and detective inspectors.
Included in the history are celebrated murder mystery writers such as Wilkie Collin’s, Agatha Christie, Ngao Marsh, Dorothy Sayers, Arthur Conan Doyle.… (more)
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38
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Rating
3.9
Reviews
129
ISBNs
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