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Post Hill Press

Vavasour Macbeth

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Title: Vavasour Macbeth
Author: Bart Casey
ISBN: 9781642931310
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Published: 2019
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Suspense & Thriller 1521971

Publisher Description:
Buried Shakespearean treasure from an ancestor's tomb brings a disillusioned BBC reporter home to solve her father's murder and restart her life with the man who has always loved her.

When Margaret Hamilton's father rescues Elizabethan manuscripts from a flooded tomb, he asks his daughter's former fiancé Stephen to help decipher them, bringing the couple back together again.

At first, the documents only seem to resurrect Anne Vavasour's remarkable true story: how she came to Queen Elizabeth's court as a sixteen-year-old Maid of Honour; was seduced by the Earl of Oxford; delivered a babe at court in the attending maidens' chamber; was sent to the Tower; yet later flourished for twenty years as the mistress of the wealthy widower Sir Henry Lee, Elizabeth's champion at the joust (and rumored half-brother of the queen).

But when Margaret and Stephen uncover links between the buried papers and Shakespeare's Macbeth, ruthless art and antiquities thieves scheme to take the priceless papers at any cost.

Blending fiction with little-known facts from history and research, The Vavasour Macbeth ranges from the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts to modern-day England, revealing many mysteries of ancient handwriting, manuscripts, and playmaking along the way. Not all facts taught in school about the Elizabethan era, Shakespeare, and Macbeth are proven, and you may be surprised to learn how many questions really do remain open and unsolved.