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Revenger: John Shakespeare 2 - John Shakespeare (Paperback)

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*****Part of 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

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1592. England and Spain are at war, yet there is peril at home, too. The death of her trusted spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham has left Queen Elizabeth vulnerable. Conspiracies multiply.

The quiet life of John Shakespeare is shattered by a summons from Robert Cecil, the cold but deadly young statesman who dominated the last years of the Queen's long reign, insisting Shakespeare re-enter government service. His mission: to find vital papers, now in the possession of the Earl of Essex.

Essex is the brightest star in the firmament, a man of ambition. He woos the Queen, thirty-three years his senior, as if she were a girl his age. She is flattered by him - despite her loathing for his mother, the beautiful, dangerous Lettice Knollys who presides over her own glittering court - a dazzling array of the mad, bad, dangerous and disaffected.

When John Shakespeare infiltrates this dissolute world he discovers not only that the Queen herself is in danger - but that he and his family is also a target. With only his loyal footsoldier Boltfoot Cooper at his side, Shakespeare must face implacable forces who believe themselves above the law: men and women who kill without compunction. And in a world of shifting allegiances, just how far he can trust Robert Cecil, his devious new master?

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781848540859
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 205 x 143 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Enjoyable, bloody and brutish. * Guardian *
Enjoyable, bloody and brutish. * Guardian *
A historical thriller to send a shiver down your spine. * Daily Mail *
A historical thriller to send a shiver down your spine. * Daily Mail *
A colourful history lesson . . . exciting narrative twists. * Sunday Telegraph *

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“Fascinating Tudor Tale”

Revenger won the 2010 Ellis Peters Award for historical crime fiction, and this series is fast becoming a serious rival to CJ Sansom’s Shardlake books in terms of fascinating Tudor detail and great storytelling.

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“Who wants revenge & why?”

In the very useful lexicon Revenger is 'one who take vengence'
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