Golden Lads: A Study of Anthony Bacon, Francis and Their Friends - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Golden Lads: A Study of Anthony Bacon, Francis and Their Friends - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 03/05/2007
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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA

'A writer of fearless originality' GUARDIAN

'Du Maurier is in a class by herself' NEW YORK TIMES

'A landmark book on a much-neglected figure, containing ground-breaking research' LISA JARDINE

Prior to the publication of this biography, the elusive Anthony Bacon was merely glimpsed in the shadow of his famous younger brother, Francis. A fascinating historical figure, Anthony Bacon was a contemporary of the brilliant band of gallants who clustered round the court of Elizabeth I and he was closely connected with the Queen's favourite, the Earl of Essex. He also worked as an agent for Sir Francis Walsingham, the Queen's spymaster, living in France where he became acquainted with Henri IV and the famous essayist Michel de Montaigne.

It was in France that du Maurier discovered a secret that, if disclosed during Bacon's lifetime, could have put an end to his political career . . .

Du Maurier did much to shed light on matters that had long puzzled historians, and, as well as a consummate exercise in research, this biography is also a strange and fascinating tale.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844080731
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 283 g
Dimensions: 196 x 127 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense, and she was, too, a writer of fearless originality - Guardian

Du Maurier is in a class by herself - New York Times

A landmark book on a much-neglected figure, containing ground-breaking research . . . Vintage du Maurier - a page-turner, and a thundering good read! - Lisa Jardine

Daphne du Maurier has no equal - Sunday Telegraph

A landmark book on a much-neglected figure, containing ground-breaking research . . . Vintage du Maurier - a page-turner, and a thundering good read! - Lisa Jardine

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