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A Play of Lords by Margaret Frazer
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Feb 26, 12

bookshelves: 1400s, historical, fiction, plays, england, london
Read from February 09 to 20, 2012

Not the book to read first in the series as this #4 in the Joliffe the Player series, is more of a filler or bridge to the next books in the series.  Joliffe and company are in London and involved in the political intrigues of 1435 involving young King Henry VI.

I love the descriptions of London during this time period, and the connections with Shakespeare's plays.  Though there were some surprises, this book is low on the suspense ratio and I'll be looking for more of a mystery in the next book, A Play of Treachery.

Includes an Author's Note at the end explaining the connections to actual British history.
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Reading Progress

02/11/2012 page 81
27.0% "I'm loving this series, and it's ties with Shakespeare and the subjects of his plays."
02/12/2012 page 105
36.0% "Is disaster about to happen or can they pull this play off?"
02/15/2012 page 187
63.0% "Only a small intimation of the mystery. Whose against their newest play? What power do they hold? Very complex character list with the Lords all being intertwined and interrelated."

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