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An assassin's guide to love and treason /

by Boecker, Virginia [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 374 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780316327343 (hardcover); 0316327344 (hardcover).Subject(s): Assassins -- Fiction | Actors and actresses -- Fiction | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Authorship -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- FictionSummary: "Two star-crossed assassins in Elizabethan England must go undercover as actors in one of William Shakespeare's plays in a plot to kill the queen"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: In the early sixteen-hundreds, two star-crossed assassins, nineteen-year-old Toby and seventeen-year-old Kit, go undercover as actors in a Shakespeare play in a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth.
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Shakespeare in Love meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this witty and thrilling story of star-crossed assassins in Elizabeth England, perfect for fans of My Lady Jane and The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue ! <br> <br> When Lady Katherine's father is killed for being an illegally practicing Catholic, she discovers treason wasn't the only secret he's been hiding: he was also involved in a murder plot against the reigning Queen Elizabeth I. With nothing left to lose, Katherine disguises herself as a boy and travels to London to fulfill her father's mission, and to take it one step further -- kill the queen herself.<br> <br> Katherine's opportunity comes in the form of William Shakespeare's newest play, which is to be performed in front of Her Majesty. But what she doesn't know is that the play is not just a play. It's a plot to root out insurrectionists and destroy the rebellion once and for all.<br> <br> The mastermind behind this ruse is Toby Ellis, a young spy for the queen with secrets of his own. When Toby and Katherine are cast opposite each other as the play's leads, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to one another. But the closer they grow, the more precarious their positions become. And soon they learn that star-crossed love, mistaken identity, and betrayal are far more dangerous off the stage than on.

"Two star-crossed assassins in Elizabethan England must go undercover as actors in one of William Shakespeare's plays in a plot to kill the queen"-- Provided by publisher.

In the early sixteen-hundreds, two star-crossed assassins, nineteen-year-old Toby and seventeen-year-old Kit, go undercover as actors in a Shakespeare play in a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-374).

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Seventeen-year-old Katherine seeks to avenge her Catholic father's death by masquerading as a male actor to kill Queen Elizabeth I. She and Toby, the closeted-bisexual royal spy charged with foiling the assassination, become mutually attracted while performing the leads in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, a play of disguises, deception, gender, and love. Told via dual first-person narratives, this entertaining historical novel deals with many still-relevant topics. Bib. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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