The Life of Harris the Actor

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Gold Word Publishing, Feb 15, 2015 - Fiction - 174 pages

London, 1686. Harris, a dying actor, sits with the friend who will write his life: a tale of debt, jealousy and womanizing, of service to the Duke he hates. He tells how England was gripped by fear of a religious plot to kill the King and replace him with his Catholic brother the Duke. There is a still darker plot Harris must tell before he dies. But can he trust his friend to write the true Life of Harris the Actor

Best-selling author R.J. Ellory says:

 

Utterly mesmeric, brilliantly-crafted, a rare and perfect gem of a book.  Roberts has created not only a genuinely compelling protagonist, but an entirely authentic world. I really cannot recommend this highly enough.

 

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
29
Section 3
45
Section 4
51
Section 5
63
Section 6
72
Section 7
80
Section 8
87
Section 11
114
Section 12
129
Section 13
137
Section 14
142
Section 15
150
Section 16
161
Section 17
162
Section 18
166

Section 9
98
Section 10
111
Section 19
169
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About the author (2015)

David Roberts is Professor of English at Birmingham City

University. His previous books include Restoration Plays and

Players (2014) and Thomas Betterton (2010), both for Cambridge

University Press. He also writes programme essays for the Royal

Opera House, Covent Garden. The Life of Harris the Actor is his

first novel. David lives in rural Worcestershire with his wife, four

chickens, a three-legged cat, and (very occasionally) two grown-up

children. 

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