A delicious and intriguing historical novel about the woman who was William Shakespeare's secret wife...
Karen Harper is a New York Times bestselling author
whose novels, both historical and contemporary, have been published
A former teacher of English literature at both college and high-school level, she has had a life long interest in Tudor history.
"One of the most exquisite novels I have read in a very long time"
* Michelle Moran *
"a highly readable book for anyone who enjoys Tudor history" * Daily Mail *
"So vivid and authentic - a totally satisfying recreation of one of the great Shakespeare mysteries. I couldn't put it down" * Rosalind Miles, author of I, Elizabeth and Guinevere *
"Harper...knows her period well, and it shows...often in sure handling of the details of politics, theatre, and daily life, including some harrowing passages featuring childbirth and the plague" * Booklist *
"The novels chief pleasures derive from the easy interaction of Shakespeare's work, the history of Elizabethan England and the life that the author imagines Shakespeare might have had" * Publishers Weekly *