The Great Lie


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Kit Marlowe

England’s finest poet, killed in a tavern brawl, his talent lost to the nation


Nick Talbot

An unproven youth, torn between a life on the stage and following in his father’s military footsteps


Together they bring about a daring conspiracy…

The Great Lie


Nick Talbot catches the eye of playwright Christopher Marlowe and finds himself drawn into a world of espionage and politics that he little suspected existed behind the cut and thrust of the Elizabethan stage. It propels him into a whirlwind career taking in the Rose, Shakespeare’s rise to fame, the ailing Queen and her spymaster Robert Cecil, and, ultimately, an assassination attempt on the life of the heir to the throne…


The Great Lie

The first in a dramatic series of historical novels of daring and enterprise


Additional information

Weight .316 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm