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Riassunto: Thief. Informer. Double-dealer. Pimp. Will Shadwell may not be the most moral of men, but to Henry Gresham - gentleman, scholar, courtier, spy - he is invaluable. For in the violent days of the reign of King James I, a man must know his enemies to survive. Then Shadwell is brutally murdered. But before Gresham is able to establish the reason, he is summoned to London by Robert Cecil, the King's Chief Secretary, and asked to discover the truth about Sir Francis Bacon's private life. As Gresham continues Cecil's bidding, his enquiries into Shadwell's death are uncovering a plot so audacious it is scarcely believable. . .
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Praise for Martin Stephen’s A Desperate Remedy
“Intrigue, highlife, and lowlife are brilliantly interwoven in a thriller that has a compelling vividness and pungency. The historical details are utterly convincing; one can see and smell Jacobean England and hear its inhabitants speaking. I do hope Sir Henry Gresham has a long life.” ---Lawrence James, author of Raj and The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
“Considerable effort has gone into the mucky detail of early seventeenth-century London, and the tale is moved on at high speed by Gresham’s well-timed revelations. Stephen has a good feel for the momentary decisions that can help to shape the course of history---as well, of course, as the cowardice, vainglory, and greed.” ---The Times [U.K.]
“A terrific book.” ---The Spectator [U.K.]
Titolo: The Desperate Remedy: Henry Gresham and the ...
Casa editrice: F a Thorpe (Pub) Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 2002
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Ulverscroft, 2003. Condizione libro: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP88236626
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807089476614.0
Descrizione libro Ulverscroft, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0708947662
Descrizione libro F a Thorpe (Pub) Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0708947662
Descrizione libro F A Thorpe Pub Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. large print edition. 544 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.50 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0708947662