The Dangerous Kingdom of Love The Dangerous Kingdom of Love

The Dangerous Kingdom of Love

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Publisher Description

'Witty, original and clever, this tale of Jacobean power and lust is a blast' THE TIMES, Best Historical Fiction of the Year

Francis Bacon, philosopher, politician, writer, is an outsider at the court of King James I. He is clever but not aristocratic, has ambition but no money. So when his political enemies form a deadly alliance against him, centred around the King's poisonous lover Robert Carr, Bacon has no choice but to fight for his survival.

Together with the neglected Queen, Bacon resolves to find a beguiling young man who can supplant Carr in the King's bed. But as Bacon soon discovers, desire is not something that can be controlled.

Bold, irreverent and utterly original, The Dangerous Kingdom of Love is a darkly witty satire about power, and a moving queer love story that resonates through time.

'An entertaining and very funny read with something to say about both the love of power and the power of love' SUNDAY TIMES

'Brilliant ... Like Wolf Hall meets Succession ... Scandalous, politically perceptive and unexpectedly heartfelt' APPLE

GENRE
Romance
RELEASED
2021
15 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
2.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Jpv74 ,

Gripping, Fascinating and Refreshing

I could not put down this historical novel, telling a gripping story that I had not heard before. The writing is crisp and refreshing. A highly recommended read.

Col. Russel ,

The Full English

It is a challenge to take on the voice of one of the finest and most intellectually challenging of English writers but by adopting a modern voice the writer succeeds. Part of a thriving genre of historical/ political/espionage novels this is different, rooted in the early Seventeenth Century but not didactic either is a most entertaining read.

MrsCATR ,

Riveting read

Very illuminating novel about how difficult it was to be gay in 17th century England. Historically accurate account of the court of King zJames the sixth and first brought to life. I loved it.

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