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Nicholas Cooke (Nicholas Cooke #1)

Nicholas Cooke (Nicholas Cooke #1)

  • Title: Nicholas Cooke (Nicholas Cooke #1)
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  • ISBN : 9780345390165
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 448 pages

Into the age of Shakespeare and Marlowe, Elizabeth and Essex, the horrific plagues of London and the brutal war in Ireland, strides one Nicholas Cooke, the hero of one of the most engagingly brilliant historical novels to appear in years A memorable portrait not just of a man, but of an entire world.

Author Stephanie Cowell

I was born in NYC where I still live and fell in love with history and fiction when very young For years I was a classical singer I am the author of NICHOLAS COOKE, THE PHYSICIAN OF LONDON, THE PLAYERS, MARRYING MOZART, and CLAUDE CAMILLE A NOVEL OF MONET I love Shakespeare, early and classical music and many things I am married and have two sons.and I have many books in progress

Nicholas Cooke (Nicholas Cooke #1) Reviews (8)

  • In the late 1500 s a young man, whose father was hung as a thief and mother a woman forced to sell herself, is traumatized by a brutal childhood He dreams of becoming a priest but due to his volatile temper he reacts before he thinks and must flee his boyhood village because he believes he has murde [..]

  • Never before have I thoroughly enjoyed a book where I loathed the protagonist so much It s testimony to Cowell s skills as a writer that despite her volatile, selfish, doubt wracked hero, Nicholas Cooke, the man who is at various times an actor, soldier, physician and priest, dominating every scene [..]

  • The year is 1593, in the city of Canterbury with its magnificent Cathedral, 13 year old Nicholas Cooke dreams of studying priesthood at Cambridge But instead he is expelled from school and told that he needs to go into some trade The apprenticeship lasts seven years He despises just the thought of i [..]

  • Nicholas Cooke by Stephanie Cowell is a first novel which explores life in Shakespear s time Indeed, Shakespeare is one of the characters The title character is fictional yet interacts with many well known historical figures as he struggles to find himself A great start to Cowell s trilogy, this boo [..]

  • Nicholas Cooke, a historical novel set largely in the London theater milieu of Marlowe and Shakespeare, gets an extra star for having a bisexual male protagonist The story begins in Canterbury also Christopher Marlowe s birthplace where Nicholas Cooke s father is hanged as a thief and his mo [..]

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