Welcome to the official website
of Lucy Jago, prize-winning
author of ‘The Northern Lights’ and ‘Regency House Party’.
Lucy's latest book, ‘Montacute House’, is “a beguiling mix of politics and witchcraft” (The Bookseller), a tale of Elizabethan mystery and romance.
You can find out more about Lucy and her books on this site, ask questions, and get the latest news on events she will be attending.


“Jago tells a good story.”
The Observer

“Jago is a taut, imaginative writer.”
Times Literary Supplement

“Jago writes lyrically and handles a complicated plot with aplomb”
Financial Times

Lucy Jago's latest book, published May 2010:
Montacute House

Witchcraft, politics and religious ambition combine in this gripping and wonderfully realised novel, set in the Somerset of the 1590s.
       Outcast and illegitimate, Cess works in the chicken coops at Montacute House but on her thirteenth birthday everything changes. A boy's body is found by the river and her best friend, William, disappears. Accused by the villagers of bewitching him, Cess is determined to prove her
innocence and is soon embroiled in a plot that reaches the highest levels of society and threatens her own life as she uncovers secrets people would kill to keep hidden. 
       Drawing on powers she never knew she possessed, betrayed by her best friend and close relations, she finds allies in the strangest places and comes face to face with
the shocking secret of her
own birth. 
Find out more...
   :   A DAY IN CESS'S LIFE   :  


UK Edition
ISBN: 978-1408803769
Hardback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury