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The Players : A Novel of the Young Shakespeare
M/M (real person)
After basically running out on his wife after a shotgun wedding, Shakespeare comes to London and begins establishing himself as a playwright. He meets the young Earl and they eventually become lovers. A love triangle develops when the Earl falls for Emilia Basano, an Italian musician.
The writing is high quality but it reads more as historical fiction than historical romance -- the romance theme is central but not particularly... romantic.
Part of a loose trilogy including '
' and '
The Physician of London
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