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The Smallest Man

Frances Quinn

Category: Drama

17th century England. They called Nat Davy the queen’s dwarf, but he was more than that. He was her friend, when she had nobody else, and later, when the people of England turned against their king, he saved her life. When they turned the world upside down, he was there, at the heart of it, and this is his story.

Set in 17th century England and inspired by a real historical character, The Smallest Man is the story of Nat Davy, who narrowly escapes life in a freak show to become ‘the queen’s dwarf’ at the court of Charles I, just as the country is sliding towards the Civil War that will end in the execution of the King. Full of twists and turns, with a touch of humour, it’s been described as ‘not your usual historical fiction’ by Stylist magazine and named on BBC History’s list of the Top 21 Historical Novels.

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