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A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago

Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Bloomsbury Books
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About The Book

Frances Howard has beauty and a powerful family – and is the most unhappy creature in the world.
Anne Turner has wit and talent – but no stage on which to display them. Little stands between her and the abyss of destitution.
When these two very different women meet in the strangest of circumstances, a powerful friendship is sparked. Frankie sweeps Anne into a world of splendour that exceeds all she imagined: a Court whose foreign king is a stranger to his own subjects; where ancient families fight for power, and where the sovereign’s favourite may rise and rise – so long as he remains in favour.
With the marriage of their talents, Anne and Frankie enter this extravagant, savage hunting ground, seeking a little happiness for themselves. But as they gain notice, they also gain enemies; what began as a search for love and safety leads to desperate acts that could cost them everything.


My Thoughts

What a powerful story, full of friendship and emotions; based on a true story it will not leave readers untouched. Reading historical fiction is not always easy, sometimes it touches so much reality that makes you read the story to discern what part is true and what part is fiction!
This is a story about two women, they will have a friendship that will last for years until something happens, this will put their friendship and lives at risk… I loved how the story showed the real lives of our main characters, Frances and Anne, even with their different backgrounds their friendship seems to complete the missing parts in their respective lives. It was not difficult to be part of the story and feel their emotions in our own skin and try to help them in their worst moments. Because let’s be honest, being a woman is never easy and during the seventeenth century they were only mere servants to use and discard as pleasure, it didn’t matter if they were mothers, wives or daughters. This makes my blood boil, but even if I know that there’s nothing to do now it still makes me angry, I can’t thank all the women that risk their lives to change the way the world is going.
If you are looking for an interesting and poignant story, this is your read, it will keep you turning pages till the end, believe me.
Ready for “A Net for Small Fishes”


About The Author

Lucy Jago is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction, and a former documentary producer for Channel 4 and the BBC. Her first book, The Northern Lights, won the National Biography prize and has been translated into eight languages; her YA novel, Montacute House, met with critical acclaim in the US and the UK.A Net for Small Fishes will be published by Bloomsbury, February 2021 and later in the spring by Flatiron Books in the USA. Lucy is now working on her next novel for Bloomsbury.
Lucy was awarded a Double First Class Honours Degree from King’s College, University of Cambridge, and a master’s degree from the Courtauld Institute, London.
Lucy is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Society and lives in Somerset.