A Net For Small Fishes

 17.50

by Lucy Jago

Sumptuous . If you’re feeling bereft after finishing The Mirror and the Light, let Jago transport you back to the Jacobean court — Lucy Scholes ― Daily Telegraph

A superb exploration of female agency, sexuality and class . Anne thrums with life all the way through to her tragic, gruesome end, while Frankie is calculating and alluring . A scintillating novel that plunges you head-first into a darkly compelling chapter of British history ― Observer

A powerful take on a fascinating piece of history― The Times

A Net for Small Fishes

Frances Howard has beauty and a powerful family – and is the most unhappy creature in the world.

Anne Turner has wit and talent – but no stage on which to display them. Little stands between her and the abyss of destitution.

When these two very different women meet in the strangest of circumstances, a powerful friendship is sparked. Frankie sweeps Anne into a world of splendour that exceeds all she imagined: a Court whose foreign king is a stranger to his own subjects; where ancient families fight for power, and where the sovereign’s favourite may rise and rise – so long as he remains in favour.

With the marriage of their talents, Anne and Frankie enter this extravagant, savage hunting ground, seeking a little happiness for themselves. But as they gain notice, they also gain enemies; what began as a search for love and safety leads to desperate acts that could cost them everything.

Based on the true scandal that rocked the court of James I, A Net for Small Fishes is the most gripping novel you’ll read this year: an exhilarating dive into the pitch-dark waters of the Jacobean court.

About the Author

Lucy Jago is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction. Her first book, The Northern Lights, won the National Biography prize and has been translated into eight languages. She lives in Somerset.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 2.6 × 19.7 cm

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