Jacobean Adventure

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Pan Macmillan, May 17, 2012 - Fiction - 256 pages
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The Queen is Dead! Long live the King!

On hearing of the death of Queen Elizabeth I, two young Scotsmen travel to London to seek their fortunes at the court of the new King, James I.

Alec Nimmo and Francis Leslie find themselves far from home, in a strange city that holds many dangers. While they learn to avoid the peril of the plague-filled streets, they are caught unaware and unprepared for the political intrigues of the royal court, and the seductive charms of an ambitious woman. If they are to survive, they must cast aside the naivety of youth and forge their own futures on their own terms. Seventeenth century London provides a colourful backdrop to their adventures, as they cross paths with the most prolific characters of the day from King James himself to Guy Fawkes and William Shakespeare.

“A vivid glimpse of the corrupt court of James I – by a born storyteller.” Irish Independent

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About the author (2012)

Josephine Bell was born Doris Bell Collier in Manchester, England. Between 1910 and 1916 she studied at Godolphin School, then trained at Newnham College, Cambridge until 1919. At the University College Hospital in London she was granted M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. in 1922, and a M.B. B.S. in 1924.

Bell was a prolific author, writing forty-three novels and numerous uncollected short stories during a forty-five year period.

Many of her short stories appeared in the London Evening Standard. Using her pen name she wrote numerous detective novels beginning in 1936, and she was well-known for her medical mysteries. Her early books featured the fictional character Dr. David Wintringham who worked at Research Hospital in London as a junior assistant physician. She helped found the Crime Writers' Association in 1953 and served as chair during 1959-60.

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