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Wicked Company

ISBN: 9781402222719

By: Ciji Ware

Published: 10/05/2010

All of life’s a wicked stage and love a dangerous drama…

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Description

All of life’s a wicked stage and love a dangerous drama…

“A fascinating portrayal of London’s theatrical milieu…Ware again proves she can intertwine fact and fiction to create an entertaining and harmonious whole.”
—Publishers Weekly

If Shakespeare had a sister…

In 18th century London the glamorous Drury Lane and Covent Garden theatres were all the rage, beckoning every young actor, actress, playwright, and performer with the lure of the stage lights. But competition and back-biting between theatre owners, patrons, actors, and writers left aspiring playwrights with their work stolen, profits withheld, and reputations on the line. For a female, things were harder still, as the chances of a “petticoat playwright” getting past the government censor was slim.

In this exciting and cutthroat world, a young woman with a skill for writing and an ambition to see her work performed could rise to glory, or could lose all in the blink of an eye…

In Ciji Ware’s signature style, real-life characters of the day create a backdrop for a portrait of a glittering era, a love story, and a compelling glimpse into what life was like for a strong and independent-minded woman in an emphatically man’s world.

“A historical novel so lively and intriguing, you don’t realize you’ve learnt anything till after you close the book. Exciting, entertaining, and enlightening.”
—Literary Times

About the Author

Ciji Ware

Ciji Ware has been an Emmy-Award winning television producer, reporter, writer, lecturer, and radio host. A Harvard graduate in history, she has written numerous fiction and non-fiction books, including the award-winning Island of the Swans. She and her husband of three decades live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Excerpt

Thro’ all the drama—whether damned or not—
Love gilds the scene, and women guide the plot.
—Richard Brinsley Sheridan,
“Epilogue,” The Rivals

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Wicked Company has made me a Ciji Ware devotee, this author not only rights beautiful stories, her text is a lyrical experience throughout. As the melodic plot unfolds she adds unique a...

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8 in
Width: 5.25 in
Weight: 16.00 oz
Page Count: 624 pages

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