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Dark Aemilia: A Novel of Shakespeare's Dark Lady
448 pages; Picador
Seductive, sharp-witted lady-in-waiting Aemilia Bassano, who later becomes known as England's first published female poet, falls into a love affair with the Bard himself, loses favor with the court, and resorts to black magic and sorcery to save her child, in this textured work of historical fiction.           
— Abbe Wright