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The Worm Hole Podcast Episode 70: E C Fremantle (The Honey And The Sting)

She’s back! Charlie and E C Fremantle (The Honey And The Sting) discuss producing a book that is utterly devoid – and then some – of filler, Black people of the Stuart era, and the film of Fremantle’s first novel, which will star Jude Law and Alicia Vikander.

The Honey And The Sting
George Villiers
Frances Coke
John Felton
Eleanor Davies
Miranda Kaufmann’s Black Tudors
Pearl diver Jacques Francis
The Poison Bed
Robert Carr
The painting of Anne of Denmark
Artemisia Gentileschi

Release details: recorded 19th September 2022; published 10th October 2022

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Question Index

00:40 [Asking Liz about her writing choices in terms of the stripped-back style of her book]
05:43 [Reading]
13:08 Could you talk more about the creation of the sisters themselves?
16:31 Is this book moving towards the fantasy genre?
17:21 Can you talk about the bees, honey, this concept?
19:08 George Villiers – can you talk about how you included the story and why you made the choices you did?
23:45 Were James I and George Villiers lovers, in your opinion?
26:58 Can you talk about your decision to use Francis Bacon’s work in your book?
28:16 Can you talk more about your research of Black people of the era and their inclusion in your book?
31:55 Your first novel has now been made into a film (called Firebrand; in post-production). What can you tell us about it at this point?
34:10 Can you tell us about your next book, Disobedient?


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Photograph used with the permission of the author. Credit: JP Masclet.


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