Sarah Dunant

‘Secret Lives Exposed’ at The Royal Geographical Society

International water charity Just a Drop has announced that its third annual lecture at The Royal Geographical Society will feature award-winning authors and historians, and will take place on 1 March 2018. All proceeds from the evening will support Just a Drop’s safe water and sanitation projects.

Acclaimed novelist Sarah Dunant and award-winning historians Bettany Hughes and Suzannah Lipscomb will join the water charity for ‘Secret Lives Exposed: If Walls Could Talk’. The evening will provide a unique opportunity to discover history’s hidden stories, from the private life of Henry VIII to the secrets of Renaissance courtesans, cloistered nuns, and a Pope’s daughter. The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A led by Stephen Sackur, Just a Drop Patron and presenter of BBC’s HARDTalk.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are priced at £20 (adult) / £15 (student). To book your ticket, click here.

In the Name of the Family Named one of The Times Books of the Year

‘A stunning tale of power and family from Sarah Dunant’.

Sarah’s publisher is thrilled to announce that In the Name of the Family has been named one of the Best Books of the Year (2017) by The Times.

Might we suggest that this thrilling, extravagant tale of history’s most infamous family could be the perfect escape from (or gift to) relatives closer to home this Christmas? Read an extract here.

Latest event details


Fowey Festival of Words and Music – 13/05/2013

The Daphne du Maurier Lecture, 2pm.



Fowey Festival of Words and Music – 14/05/2013

Blood & Beauty, 11.45am



London Literature Festival – 27/05/2013

Sarah Dunant & Lisa Jardine: Blood, Beauty and the Borgias, 2pm, Southbank Centre



Hay Festival – 02/06/2013

Sarah Dunant in conversation with SJ Parris, 1pm



City Books at Brighton Pavilion – 21/06/2013

Sarah Dunant: Blood & Beauty, 7pm