A Net for Small Fishes: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)
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A Net for Small Fishes: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)

A Net for Small Fishes: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 04/02/2021
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Based on a true story of seventeenth-century scandal, Jago’s evocative first novel is redolent of the intrigue and machinations of James I’s court, as two very different women attempt to find favour and make their way through a political viper’s nest.

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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.

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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526638816
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'The Thelma and Louise of the seventeenth century: two mis-matched heroines, two grittily textured lives, an outrageous plot (true!), sex, politics, and a gut-wrenching ending.' - Lawrence Norfolk

'A terrific first novel, rich in colour, character, place and time. If you like your history spiced with sex, scandal and the sweet sensibilities of female friendship, then this is for you.' - Sarah Dunant

A fabulous book. Frankie and Anne's world is not just brilliantly evoked but brilliantly sustained. Lucy Jago doesn't make a single false step. And it's exciting!' - Andrew Miller

'Full of colour, intrigue and historical characters we can relate to ... Jago has a great flair for the sensuous image and evokes the heady mix of gaudy glamour and grime that characterises the era with a distinctive, dense poetry. Historical fiction at its scintillating best and most filmic.' - Susan Elderkin

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“Do not mess with these women.”

Based on a true scandal that rocked the court of James 1st, this book sees you dive into the pitch-black waters of the cut-throat Jacobean Court where even the King is a stranger to his own subjects.
When Anne Turner... More

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“Gripping historical debut by Lucy Drago!”

Lucy Jago is an award winning writer and her book The Northern Lights (Hamish Hamilton) published in 2001 won the National Biography Prize. Now Lucy Jago returns A Net for Small Fishes (Bloomsbury) with a sumptuous... More

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“Simply one of the best historical novels I've read”

Immersive and vivid, this draw me so far into the tumultuous world of the Jacobean England and its injustices, especially its ‘small fishes’, that my emotions swung between joy at the sheer beauty of the rich and... More

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