By Lucy Jago


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. With the marriage of their talents, Anne and Frankie enter the Jacobean court, 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.

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Narrator Pamela Todd
Length 13hrs 30mins
Catalogue No. 14769
Publisher Bloomsbury; 2021
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