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Shakespeare's Rebel by C. C. Humphreys
  

Shakespeare's Rebel

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C. C. Humphreys is an accomplished historical novelist not tied to any particular era, whose books have depicted Anne Boleyn’s executioner, Vlad the Impaler and Jack Absolute, the main character from Sheridan’s The Rivals. Shakespeare’s Rebel is a hugely enjoyable swashbuckling adventure. Humphreys is able – and does – to have a great deal of license by focusing on John Lawley, England’s greatest swordsman who’s skills and connections are able to take us effortlessly from the dirty streets of Southwark to Elizabeth’s court via Shakespeare’s Globe. All very enjoyable with plenty of great period detail, though Humphrey’s never lets that bog him down.

If you like C. C. Humphreys you might also like to read books by Steven Pressfield, S. J. Parris and Conn Iggulden.

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Synopsis

Shakespeare's Rebel by C. C. Humphreys

1599. London is on the brink of revolution...But John Lawley - England's finest swordsman - just wants to be left alone to win back the heart of the woman he loves. And to design the fight scenes for the magnificent new Globe theatre. But in order to remain free to help his old friend Will Shakespeare finish the play that threatens to destroy him, John must dodge the Earl of Essex and Robert Cecil - the two men closest to the Queen. John is doomed by his three devils: whisky, women and the Earl of Essex. And despite every effort to avoid the clutches of the Queen's court, John is dragged back into its intrigues and the hopeless war in Ireland.

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[An] exciting adventure * TELEGRAPH & ARGUS * A good-natured swashbuckling historical romp * SUNDAY BUSINESS POST *


About the Author

C. C. Humphreys

C.C. Humphreys is an actor, playwright, fight choreographer and novelist.

‘My first job out of school was as a motorcycle messenger, based in St Giles, where much of Plague and Fire takes place. It was a ghastly slum in 1665, and thousands died horribly there in the Great Plague. And much of this area suffered during The Great Fire of London in 1666. I think many Londoners have a deep-buried memory of the devastating things that have happened to their city. Walking those streets again, it’s not hard to sense the bones just below the paving stones.’

Chris has written nine historical fiction novels including The French Executioner, the Jack Absolute Series, Vlad and Shakespeare’s Rebel. Fire is a thriller set in London 1666 and follows on from Plague..

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Book Info

Publication date

27th March 2014

Author

C. C. Humphreys

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www.cchumphreys.com

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9781409120278

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