A Rose by Any Other Name A Rose by Any Other Name

A Rose by Any Other Name

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Publisher Description

'A delightfully impish heroine . . . a tempestuous erotic connection . . . a captivating imagining of the life of the Dark Lady, the illusive inspiration for Shakespeare's later sonnets' Publishers Weekly (starred review)

My name has only been whispered, heretofore...

England, 1591. Rose Rushe's passion for life runs deep-she loves mead and music, meddles with astrology, and laughs at her mother's warnings to guard her reputation. When Rose's father dies and a noble accuses her and her dear friend Cecely of witchcraft, they flee to the household of respected alchemists in London.

But as their bond deepens, their sanctuary begins to feel more like a cage. To escape, they turn to the occult, secretly casting charms and selling astrological advice in the hopes of building a life together. This thriving underground business leads Rose to fair young noble Henry and playwright Will Shakespeare, and so begins a brief, tempestuous, and powerful romance-one filled with secret longings and deep betrayals.

In this world of dazzling masques and decadent feasts, where the stars decide futures, Rose will write her own fate instead.

'Mary McMyne is a magician' Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
16 July
Little, Brown Book Group

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