SJ Parris Prophecy: is the virgin queen fated to fall?

Novelist SJ Parris and historian Tracy Borman swap Elizabethan stories in a setting of books and manuscripts from the period

S.J. Parris and Tracy Borman in conversation at Lambeth Palace Library

In April Lambeth Libraries will be taking part in this year’s Cityread London - Cityread unites London every year by inviting the whole capital to read the same book together. Every April, more than 30,000 Londoners take part in a shared, cultural experience that connects us to each other and the city we call home. Cityreaders are encouraged into libraries and bookshops, museums and cinemas to explore, understand and celebrate London through its stories. This year’s book is Prophecy by S.J. Parris, an Elizabethan crime novel.

Luckily we also have the Cityread flagship event in Lambeth this year – at Lambeth Palace. This will be a fantastic night for all Lambeth readers. Wednesday 19 April, 6.30pm Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Palace Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7JU

Join us for this Cityread festival highlight as Prophecy writer S.J. Parris (pen name of journalist, author and literary critic Stephanie Merritt) swaps Elizabethan stories with historian and author of The Private Lives of the Tudors Tracy Borman in the glorious setting of the Great Hall at Lambeth Palace. On display will be the execution warrant of Mary Queen of Scots, with other Elizabethan books and manuscripts from the collections of Lambeth Palace Library.

Tickets £10 in advance from, includes a glass of wine on arrival.

Event details

Event cost: 
£10 in advance from includes glass of wine on arrival.
Last event: 
Wednesday 19 April 2017
6.30 pm
The Great Hall
Lambeth Palace
Lambeth Palace Road