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His Dark Lady by Victoria Lamb

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This is part of a series following The Queen’s Secret. As with that, we have several narratives and two distinct plots. Here it is Will Shakespeare’s courting Lucy and the catholic plots against Elizabeth. The linking character is Goodluck, spy for Walsingham who loves Lucy. It is all very involved, all very enticing and a fine, original take on the period. If you want another Tudor court tale then this is a good one.

If you like Victoria Lamb you might also like to read books by Joanna Hickson, Elizabeth Fremantle and Anne O'Brien.


His Dark Lady by Victoria Lamb

London, 1583. William Shakespeare has declared Lucy Morgan the inspiration for his work. But what is he hiding from his muse? Meanwhile, Lucy has her own secrets to conceal. Tempted by love, the lady-in-waiting also bore witness to the one marriage forbidden by the queen. England is in peril. Queen Elizabeth's health is deteriorating, her throne under siege. She needs a trusted circle of advisors. but who can she turn to when those closest have proved disloyal? And just how secure is Lucy's fate, now she has learned the dangerous art of keeping secrets?

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A powerful portrait of the pain incurred by the queen who turned herself into a living legend - The Lady

About the Author

While studying Elizabethan and Jacobean playwrights at university, Victoria Lamb had a desire to write a series of novels about Shakespeare's 'Dark Lady'. Now a busy mother of five, she has finally achieved that ambition after much research. Daughter of the prolific novelist Charlotte Lamb, Victoria lives in Warwickshire - also known as Shakespeare Country - only twenty minutes from Kenilworth Castle where The Queen's Secret is set. She is presently working on her new novel featuring Lucy Morgan.

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5th December 2013


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Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd


528 pages


Historical Fiction
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