Pdf/E–book [Deaths Duel] Ì Garry OConnor
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with some of some of s poems but knew little about the man behind them Now #I was familiar with some of Donne s poems but knew little about the man behind them Now this is fiction and not a scholarly biography but I thought it would still make a nice introduction I found the character fascinating and the plot was nicely paced still make a nice introduction I found the character fascinating and the plot was nicely paced kept me turning the pages There were a handful 1586 Fear and distrust are eating out the heart of Elizabethan England Around half of the people in England were reckoned to be Catholics but they are being hunted down and persecuted and any who are seen to be harbouring them are put to the death To tap the priests who tried to minister to them – or to the noble families who were their figureheads – an army of spies blackmailers informers and law enforcers has been enlisted John Donne the famous love poet and later Dean of St Paul’s is torn between damning his soul and renouncing his Catholic heritage or damning his body by oing against his ueen and country and failing to practice the Protestant faith In the intense ‘witch hunt’ which follows he becomes black listed as someone to watch out for After being set upon by a young man con.
Garry OConnor ↠ 8 Free readS O Connor sees Donne as an Elizabethan playboy courtier frustrated in his one true love and ever conflicted between his Catholic upbringing and the Protestantism reuired for survival in the swirling and deadly politics of sixteenth century England He even oes further depicting Elizabeth herself as secretly a Roman Catholic herself even as she has Catholics arrested Not least a portrait of Richard Topcliffe the most evil man in England the scourge of Papists and the ueen’s torturer Garry O’Connor was a former director at the Royal Shakespeare Company He a writer and a theatre critic torturer Garry O’Connor was former director at the Royal Shakespeare Company He became a writer and a theatre critic wrote several books including William Shakespeare A Popular Life Darlings of the Gods A Year in the Life of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh and The Pursuit of Perfection The Life of Maggie Teyte Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher For information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at wwwendeavourpresscom Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks Follow us on Twitter EndeavourPress and on Facebook via We are always interested in hearing from our readers Endeavour Press believes that the future is F typos enough to make me take note and comment on them but
otherwise the prose was readable and enjoyable The period setting came across wellthe prose was readable and enjoyable The period setting came across well overall the book left me interested in learning about Donne Death s Duel is an interesting take on left me interested in learning about Donne Death s Duel is an interesting take on biographical novel of John Donne using his poetry to extrapolate his loves loyalty faith and inner thoughts and motivation. Vinced he is a Catholic rebel Donne is forced into a duel And to his dismay he kills his Scottish rival Donne doesn’t know which way to turn and soon he is pursued by unknown forces who want justice for the crime he has committed Things are complicated further by the machinations of his mistress the cold hearted yet tantalizing Kate Ferrars who tempts him to a fate worse than self destruction As the tortured poet wriggles this way and that to escape his mysterious fate a series of mounting climaxes brings this authentic and majestic tale to a fitting and macabre end Based on meticulous research by an acclaimed biographer of #Shakespeare this is a knife edged psychological thriller of Elizabethan England In best macabre style of that lorious period it #this is a knife edged psychological thriller of Elizabethan England In best macabre style of that lorious period it packed with tormentors and victims and.