Prince: John Shakespeare 3 - John Shakespeare (Paperback)Rory Clements (author)
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*****FANS OF THE EXPLOSIVE BBC TV SERIES 'GUNPOWDER' STARRING KIT HARRINGTON will love the bestselling John Shakespeare series of Tudor spy thrillers from Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award*****
'[Clements] does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times
Spring 1593. England is a powder keg of rumour and fear. Plague rages, famine is rife, the ageing Queen's couriers scheme: Elizabeth's Golden Age is truly tarnished. Meanwhile Spain watches and waits - and plots.
Into this turmoil a small cart clatters through the streets of London, carrying a deadly load. It is the first in a wave of horrific bombing attacks on the Dutch immigrant community that will change John Shakespeare's life for ever.
Driven on by cold rage, Shakespeare's investigations will take him from magnificent royal horseraces to the opulent chambers of Black Luce's brothel, from the theatrical underworld of Marlowe and Kyd to the pain-wracked torture cells of priest-hunter Richard Topcliffe, and from the elegant offices of master tactician Robert Cecil to the splintering timbers of an explosive encounter at sea.
As Shakespeare delves ever deeper, he uncovers intricate layers of mystery and deception that threaten the heart not only of the realm, but of all that he holds dear.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 29 mm
Enjoyable, bloody and brutish. * Guardian *
This is a historical thriller to send a shiver down your spine. * Daily Mail *
A cracking plot full of twists right up to the last minute. I look forward to the next. * Sunday Express *
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“Another Fabulous Book”
Once again, Mr Clements didn't disappoint with this book. I've read the first three of this series and there's not a duff chapter among them. I'm looking forward to reading the next one.
Full of intrique, loss and ever present danger this is a masterfully written tale of John Shakespeare's latest adventure. Rory Clements is definitely right up there with the best in historical fiction - fantastic.
“rory keeps it going”
another winner .john shakespear continues his adventures. great characters and great story ...clubfoot cooper is a real hero ...loveit ...cant wait for the next one
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