Bernard Cornwall - Fools & Mortals (2nd Hand Hardback)
A dramatic new departure for international bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, Fools & Mortals takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era, long one of his favourite periods of British history.
In the heart of Elizabethan England, Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in one of the London playhouses, a world dominated by his older brother, William.
But he is a penniless actor, making ends meet through a combination of a beautiful face, petty theft and a silver tongue. Increasingly estranged from his brother as William's star rises, Richard's onetime gratitude is souring and he is sorely tempted to abandon family loyalty. So when a priceless manuscript goes missing, suspicion falls upon Richard, forcing onto a perilous path through a bawdy and frequently brutal London.
Entangled in a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal which threatens not only his career and potential fortune, but also the lives of his fellow players, Richard has to call on all he has now learned from the brightest stages and the darkest alleyways of the city. To avoid the gallows, he must play the role of a lifetime . . .
Fools and Mortals is a richly portrayed tour-de-force with all Bernard Cornwell's hallmark storytelling and a remarkable cast of characters: you walk the streets, explore the palaces, experience the scandals, rivalries and fierce ambitions, and stand side-by-side with the men and women of Elizabethan London.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback.
- Condition : As New
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 2017 (Harper Collins - 1st Edition)
- ISBN : 9780007504114
- SKU : B001633
- PPC : SP650gm
- RRP : £20
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Waterstones exclusive edition with extended historical note from the author.
"I appreciated how the focus remained historically correct and factual (as far as I am aware) whilst also delivering an entertaining story-line.
London has never been an easy place to dwell, but this really helped me to visualise the every-day struggles and strife of those who reside there. It depicted crowded streets, dank alley-ways, and noble manor houses with a flair of narrative that helped me to clearly visualise and to truly feel every facet of every scene." - Goodreads Review.
Bernard Cornwell, OBE is a British author of historical novels and a history of the Waterloo Campaign. He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe. He has also written the Saxon / Last Kingdom stories about King Alfred and the making of England.
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