A Net for Small Fishes

A Net for Small Fishes

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A bravura historical debut . . . a gloriously immersive escape. --Guardian

Wolf Hall meets The Favourite in Lucy Jago's A Net For Small Fishes, a gripping dark novel based on the true scandal of two women determined to create their own fates in the Jacobean court.

With Frankie, I could have the life I had always wanted . . . and with me she could forge something more satisfying from her own . . .

When Frances Howard, beautiful but unhappy wife of the Earl of Essex, meets the talented Anne Turner, the two strike up an unlikely, yet powerful, friendship. Frances makes Anne her confidante, sweeping her into a glamorous and extravagant world, riven with bitter rivalry.

As the women grow closer, each hopes to change her circumstances. Frances is trapped in a miserable marriage while loving another, and newly-widowed Anne struggles to keep herself and her six children alive as she waits for a promised proposal. A desperate plan to change their fortunes is hatched. But navigating the Jacobean court is a dangerous game and one misstep could cost them everything.

Author: Lucy Jago
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Published: 11/16/2021
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.43h x 5.67w x 1.18d
ISBN: 9781250261953

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 12/03/2021 pg. 8
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2021
Publishers Weekly 09/06/2021
Booklist 10/15/2021 pg. 32

About the Author
Lucy Jago is an award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction and Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund. Her first book, The Northern Lights, won the National Biography prize and has been translated into eight languages. She was awarded a Double First Class Honours Degree from King's College, University of Cambridge, and a master's degree from the Courtauld Institute, London. She lives in Somerset