Description - Golden Lads by Daphne Du Maurier
This marvellously readable biography combines du Maurier's very special narrative powers with a remarkable picture of the period and of Anthony Bacon himself. A mysterious historical figure, Bacon was a contemporary of the brilliant band of gallants who clustered round the court of Elizabeth I, the 'golden lads' of the title. For some time an agent in France for Walsingham, Anthony was also closely connected with the Earl of Essex, who succeeded the Earl of Leicester as the Queen's favourite. Du Maurier did much to throw light on matters which had long puzzled historians, and as well as a consummate exercise in research, this biography is also a strange and fascinating tale.
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(196mm x 127mm x 25mm)
Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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Author Biography - Daphne Du Maurier
Daphne du Maurier was born in 1906 and educated at home and in Paris. She began writing in 1928, and many of her bestselling novels were set in Cornwall, where she lived for most of her life. She was made a DBE in 1969 and died in 1989.