Cart
Free Shipping in Australia
Proud to be B-Corp

The Winding Stair Jesse Norman

The Winding Stair By Jesse Norman

The Winding Stair by Jesse Norman


$26.49
Condition - Very Good
Only 1 left

Summary

Power is shifting. Queen Elizabeth I is dying, James waiting to become King. Everywhere, there is opportunity to ascend. But who will thrive, and who will fail, under the new King? Will it be the scholar Francis Bacon or his hated rival the attorney Edward Coke?

The Winding Stair Summary

The Winding Stair by Jesse Norman

Of all revenge, the greatest is this: that which cometh suddenly, without expectation. AMBITION REVENGE Power is shifting. Queen Elizabeth I is dying, James waiting to become King. Everywhere, there is opportunity to ascend. But who will thrive, and who will fail, under the new King? Will it be the scholar Francis Bacon, whose brilliant mind is the envy of the royal court? Or his hated rival the attorney Edward Coke, already acclaimed as the greatest lawyer of his generation? The Winding Stair tells the gripping story of these two founders of our modern world and their battle for power, pre-eminence - and the hand of the most eligible woman in the realm. Combining humour, wit and imagination with deep research, this novel is a dazzling synthesis of history and fiction that takes the genre to new places. It is an epic tale of jealousy and intrigue in Elizabethan and Jacobean England, which, in its lowest moments, holds a darkened mirror to our own contemporary politics.

About Jesse Norman

Jesse Norman is the MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire. As Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2021, he managed the UK furlough scheme and other pandemic support measures. He was made a Privy Councillor in 2019. Before entering politics Jesse worked in the charitable sector and was a director at Barclays, among other things. He was educated at Oxford University (MA) and did an MPhil and PhD in philosophy at UCL, where he held an honorary fellowship. He is an honorary research fellow at St Andrews University and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Jesse is the author of acclaimed biographies of Edmund Burke and Adam Smith. An enthusiastic cyclist, hillwalker, wild swimmer and amateur jazz trumpeter, he is married to Kate Bingham and they have three children. The Winding Stair is his first novel.

Additional information

GOR013118809
9781785907920
1785907921
The Winding Stair by Jesse Norman
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Biteback Publishing
20230601
480
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - The Winding Stair