Costume-Drama Novels Every Intelligent Woman Needs to Read
Forget the powerless girl mooning over the lord of the manor. These exhilarating journeys into the past feature women who rise above their historical circumstances to find freedom, love—and well-deserved glory.
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Dark Aemilia: A Novel of Shakespeare's Dark Lady
448 pages; Picador
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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