Critically acclaimed local author Elizabeth Fremantle discusses her new book Disobedient

Elizabeth Fremantle in conversation with Alice Bhandhukravi

Critically acclaimed local author Elizabeth Fremantle discusses her new book Disobedient, about the artist Artemisia Gentileschi, and the forthcoming feature film Firebrand, adapted from her novel Queen’s Gambit, with TV news journalist Alice Bhandhukravi.

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Elizabeth Fremantle

Elizabeth Fremantle is the critically acclaimed author of four Tudor historical novels: Queen’s GambitSisters of Treason, Watch the Lady and The Girl in the Glass Tower. As E.C. Fremantle she has written two gripping historical thrillers: The Poison Bed and The Honey and the Sting.  The primary aim of her work is to explore the lives of misunderstood, infamous or neglected women from history. Her latest novel, Disobedient, about the artist Artemisia Gentileschi – one of history’s great survivors – is published in hardback on 27th July 2023. ​

Queen’s Gambit has been adapted for the screen as Firebrand, starring Oscar winning actress Alicia Vikander as Katherine Parr and Jude Law, in a ‘tour de force’ performance as Henry VIII. It premiered in Cannes in May 2023 and will be released in UK cinemas in autumn 2023. She lives near Queen’s Park in North-West London.

Alice Bhandhukravi

Alice Bhandhukravi is a TV news journalist, broadcasting on BBC1 since 2007. She is regularly seen presenting BBC London’s evening news programme, and has a particular interest in Arts & Culture.

Prior to that Alice worked in the City, where she had oversight of the Spanish and Portuguese stock markets. Alice is bi-lingual, speaking French since she was a child, and Spanish fluently. She grew up in West London and now lives in Queen’s Park.