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A Net for Small Fishes
  • Bandtyp: Inbunden
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 202102
  • Antal sidor: 352
  • Vikt i gram: 660
  • ISBN10:1526616629
  • ISBN13:9781526616623

A Net for Small Fishes

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A GUARDIAN SUMMER READING PICK'Sumptuous ... If you're feeling bereft after finishing The Mirror and the Light, let Jago transport you to the Jacobean court' Telegraph'A bravura historical debut ... a gloriously immersive escape' Guardian-------------------------------------------------Frances Howard has beauty and a powerful family - and is the most unhappy creature in the world.Anne Turner has wit and talent - but no stage on which to display them. Little stands between her and the abyss of destitution.When these two very different women meet in the strangest of circumstances, a powerful friendship is sparked. Frankie sweeps Anne into a world of splendour that exceeds all she imagined: a Court whose foreign king is a stranger to his own subjects; where ancient families fight for power, and where the sovereign's favourite may rise and rise - so long as he remains in favour.With the marriage of their talents, Anne and Frankie enter this extravagant, savage hunting ground, seeking a little happiness for themselves. But as they gain notice, they also gain enemies; what began as a search for love and safety leads to desperate acts that could cost them everything.Based on the true scandal that rocked the court of James I, A Net for Small Fishes is the most gripping novel you'll read this year: an exhilarating dive into the pitch-dark waters of the Jacobean court.-------------------------------------------------'Full of colour and intrigue ... Historical fiction at its scintillating best and most filmic' Susan Elderkin'The Thelma and Louise of the seventeenth century ... Gut-wrenching' Lawrence Norfolk'Terrific, rich in colour, character, place and time' Sarah Dunant'A fabulous book. Frankie and Anne's world is not just brilliantly evoked but brilliantly sustained' Andrew Miller'Dazzling' Sunday Independent

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