Christie Dickason

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Agent: Robert Kirby
Assistant: Kate Walsh

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Though educated at Harvard and Yale, Christie Dickason grew up all over the world - Mexico, Thailand, Switzerland before she came to England to work as a theatre director and choreographer, initially with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She now lives permanently in London. As well as novels, she also writes for radio and as an often-performed librettist. She is currently writing a novel for young adults entitled Fur Beneath the Skin.

Christie’s latest novel, The Noble Assassin is out now. She is currently working on a new young adult novel, THE FUR BENEATH THE SKIN. 

Fiction

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2011

Harper

A thrilling account of one of English history’s most daring women, who risked everything in the dark days leading up to the Civil War.

Court beauty, Lucy Russell, Countess of Bedford, feels frustrated by life with her weak husband. Poverty stricken, they are confined to their country estate and excluded from court life in London after he disastrously allies himself against Elizabeth I.

Now, some years later, James I is seated on the English throne. His daughter, Elizabeth Stuart, former confidant of Lucy, has married the King of Bohemia. The precarious political situation in Europe is fraught, setting father against daughter. When Elizabeth and her husband are deposed, exiled and forced on the run, James is in no mood to come to Elizabeth’s aid.

Hearing of Elizabeth’s predicament, Lucy sees an opportunity to re-establish the Bedford name and offers herself as a peace envoy between the two parties. Setting out on a daring mission across the channel, Lucy discovers she is being manipulated by unscrupulous men, not least the calculating and darkly handsome Duke of Buckingham.

Can Lucy tread this most dangerous path, or by risking everything, will she pay the ultimate price?

2009

HarperCollins

Superb historical novel of the Jacobean court, in which Princess Elizabeth strives to avoid becoming her father's pawn in the royal marriage market The court of James I is a volatile place, with factions led by warring cousins Robert Cecil and Francis Bacon. Europe is seething with conflict between Protestants and Catholics.

2009

HarperCollins

A lavish and intelligent historical romance that moves between the ferment of Stuart England and the dangers of Cuzco and Florida as tragically separated lovers John and Zeal struggle to survive and be reunited.

2008

Harper Collins

On the fourth centenary of Guy Fawkes' attempt to blow up King James I and his parliament, here is the true, astonishing and never-before-told story of the infamous Gunpowder and Treason conspiracy.

2007

Harper Collins

Sumptuous, glorious evocation of Jacobean London and Renaissance Italy from the acclaimed author of The Firemaster's Mistress. Robert Cecil, Secretary of State to James I, has a problem. He owes a vast and secret debt to the Prince of La Spada, who is dying and has called in the loan -- and Cecil cannot pay.

1999

Harper Collins

Set in the 17th century, this story concerns a young man who is forced by circumstances to abandon the idyllic surroundings of an English country estate to bring his education as a botanist to bear on an extraordinary financial scam taking place in Amsterdam.

1999

Harper Collins

Trying to forget a tragic past, Ned Malise wants only to be left alone with his music, his daydreams and his love for Marika. But he begins to turn into a wolf. On the run from hunters, Ned takes refuge with woman he has loved from a distance, who must herself make a terrifying decision.