Description - The Reckoning by Charles Nicholl
In 1593 the brilliant and controversial young playwright Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a Deptford lodging house officially in a quarrel over the bill or recknynge. For the first time tracing Marlowe's shadowy political and intelligence dealings, Charles Nicholl uncovers critical new evidence about that fatal day. Also providing an enthralling revelation of the extraordinary underworld of Elizabethan crime and espionage, the secret theatre, Charles Nicholl penetrates four centuries of obscurity to expose a complex and chilling story of entrapment and betrayal.
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(198mm x 129mm x 37mm)
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Author Biography - Charles Nicholl
Charles Nicholl has written two travel books, The Fruit Palace and Borderlines; a study of Elizabethan alchemy, The Chemical Theatre, and a biography of the pamphleteer Thomas Nashe, A Cup of News. He has also written a reconstruction of Sir Walter Ralegh's search for El Dorado, The Creature in the Map, and Somebody Else, which won the 1998 Hawthornden Prize. His work has appeared in Granta, Rolling Stone and the Independent.