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Mistress Shakespeare

(2009)
(Shakespeare's Mistress)
A novel by

 
A delicious and intriguing historical novel about the woman who was William Shakespeare's secret wife - by New York Times-bestselling author, Karen Harper.

In Mistress Shakespeare, Elizabethan beauty Anne Whateley reveals intimate details of her dangerous, daring life and her great love, William Shakespeare. As historical records show, Anne Whateley of Temple Grafton is betrothed to Will just days before he is forced to wed the pregnant Anne Hathaway of Shottery. The clandestine Whateley/Shakespeare match is a meeting of hearts and heads that no one - not even Queen Elizabeth or her spymasters - can destroy. From rural Stratford-upon- Avon to teeming London, the passionate pair struggles to stay solvent and remain safe from Elizabeth I's campaign to hunt down secret Catholics, of whom Shakespeare is rumored to be a part. Often at odds, always in love, the couple sells Will's first plays and, as he climbs to theatrical power in Elizabeth's England, they fend off fierce competition from rival London dramatists, ones as treacherous as they are talented. Persecution and plague, insurrection and inferno, friends and foes, even executions of those they hold dear, bring Anne's heartrending story to life. Spanning half a century of Elizabethan and Jacobean history and sweeping from the lowest reaches of society to the royal court, this richly textured novel tells the real story of Shakespeare in love.

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"One of the most exquisite novels I have read in a very long time." - Michelle Moran


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Hardback Editions

February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mistress Shakespeare
Author(s): Karen Harper
ISBN: 0-399-15545-7 / 978-0-399-15545-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

November 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shakespeare's Mistress: Historical Fiction
Author(s): Karen Harper
ISBN: 0-09-194042-7 / 978-0-09-194042-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ebury Press (Fiction)
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mistress Shakespeare
Author(s): Karen Harper
ISBN: 0-451-22900-2 / 978-0-451-22900-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Mistress Shakespeare: A Novel
Author(s): Karen Harper
ISBN: 1-5012-8534-3 / 978-1-5012-8534-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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February 2012 : USA Audio CD

Title: Mistress Shakespeare
Author(s): Karen Harper
ISBN: 1-4558-7436-1 / 978-1-4558-7436-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio CD
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February 2012 : USA MP3 CD

Title: Mistress Shakespeare
Author(s): Karen Harper
ISBN: 1-4558-7437-X / 978-1-4558-7437-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio MP3 CD
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February 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Mistress Shakespeare: A Novel
Author(s): Karen Harper
ISBN: 1-4233-8157-2 / 978-1-4233-8157-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Mistress Shakespeare: A Novel
Author(s): Karen Harper
ISBN: 1-4233-8156-4 / 978-1-4233-8156-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Mistress Shakespeare: A Novel
Author(s): Karen Harper
ISBN: 1-4233-8158-0 / 978-1-4233-8158-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Mistress Shakespeare: A Novel
Author(s): Karen Harper
ISBN: 1-4233-8159-9 / 978-1-4233-8159-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mistress Shakespeare: A Novel
Author(s): Karen Harper
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Mistress Shakespeare: A Novel
Author(s): Karen Harper
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mistress Shakespeare: A Novel
Author(s): Karen Harper
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shakespeare's Mistress: Historical Fiction
Author(s): Karen Harper
Publisher: Ebury Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mistress Shakespeare
Author(s): Karen Harper
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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