The Rebel Heart

The Rebel Heart


By (author) Martin Stephen

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm
  • Publication date: 2 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0316726702
  • ISBN 13: 9780316726702

Product description

From the acclaimed author of THE DESPERATE REMEDY ('A terrific book' The Spectator), comes the fourth novel in the series featuring gentleman spy Henry Gresham. 1598, and Elizabeth I is growing old. Her Court shivers with intrigue as to who will claim the throne when she dies - the Spanish, King James I of Scotland or the upstart Earl of Essex? One man who has inside knowledge of Court is the young Henry Gresham, together with his manservant Mannion and beautiful ward, Jane. Commanded by Robert Cecil to deliver a mysterious letter, and ever watchful of the Earl of Essex's increasingly erratic behaviour, he soon becomes swept up in a battle for power that takes him to all corners of the British Isles, and close to death ...

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Author information

Martin Stephen is High Master of St. Paul's School, Barnes, and is the author of 15 titles on English literature and military history. He is also an experienced broadcaster and journalist, writing regularly for various broadsheets, the Daily Mail and the

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'Intrigue, high-life and low-life are brilliantly interwoven...the historical details are utterly convincing.' LAWRENCE JAMES 'Stephen has a good feel for the momentary decisions that can help to shape the course of history - as well, of course, as the cowardice, vainglory and greed' THE TIMES 'A terrific book' THE SPECTATOR 'Henry Gresham is a hero for all seasons' VAL MCDERMID