By Any Other Name

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**PRE-ORDER NOW – THE DAZZLING NEW NOVEL FROM MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR JODI PICOULT**There was once a girl who became invisible in order that her words may not be…In 1581, Emilia Bassano is allowed no voice of her own. But as the Lord Chamberlain’s mistress she has access to the theatre, and finds a way to bring her work to the stage secretly. And yet, creating some of the world’s greatest dramatic masterpieces comes at a great cost: by paying a man for the use of his name, she will write her own out of history.In modern day New York, playwright Melina Green is determined to see one of her shows make the stage. After years of struggle to be recognised she has finally written again, inspired by the life of her Elizabethan ancestor ? Emilia Bassano, England’s first published female poet. Although the challenges are different for her, four hundred years later, it is still not a level playing field for women in the art

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**PRE-ORDER NOW – THE DAZZLING NEW NOVEL FROM MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR JODI PICOULT**

There was once a girl who became invisible in order that her words may not be?

In 1581, Emilia Bassano is allowed no voice of her own. But as the Lord Chamberlain’s mistress she has access to the theatre, and finds a way to bring her work to the stage secretly. And yet, creating some of the world’s greatest dramatic masterpieces comes at a great cost: by paying a man for the use of his name, she will write her own out of history.

In modern day New York, playwright Melina Green is determined to see one of her shows make the stage. After years of struggle to be recognised she has finally written again, inspired by the life of her Elizabethan ancestor – Emilia Bassano, England’s first published female poet. Although the challenges are different for her, four hundred years later, it is still not a level playing field for women in the arts. But what lengths will she be willing to go to in order to achieve her dreams?

Moving between Elizabethan England and modern day Manhattan, By Any Other Name is a beautifully written, compelling novel that explores the theme of identity and the ways in which two women, centuries apart-one of whom might just be the real author of Shakespeare’s plays-are both forced to hide behind another name to make their voices heard.

PRAISE FOR JODI PICOULT

‘A writer the world needs to be reading right now’ Independent

‘It is hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes’ Financial Times

She is the master of her craft’ Daily Telegraph

‘There are writers who try and do what Picoult does, and then there’s Picoult’ Marie Claire

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Weight 750 g
Dimensions 24 × 15.6 × 4 cm
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Hardback

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400

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English

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General – Trade / Code: K

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