This award winning historical novel is a fictionalised account of the influence of Sir John Harington during the last part of Queen Elizabeth I's long reign.
The forgotten inventor of the flush toilet, he was also a courtier, wit, reluctant soldier and favourite Godson of the Queen who, in his day, was better known for his writings than Shakespeare.
He is inspired to pen his autobiography when he realises that the remarkable literary and political career of Jeffrey Archer, bestselling modern author, convict and peer of England, has unfortunate echoes of his own.
From his four hundred year old grave, Sir John Harington looks back at his impetuous relationships with his wife, Mary; his Godmother, Queen Elizabeth; his mother-in-law, Lady Rogers; his black shadow, Richard Topcliffe; his patron, the Earl of Essex; his bête noire, Walter Raleigh, and his neighbours, William and Robert Cecil, principal ministers of England.
'The Archer Prism' won first prize in the historical fiction category of the IndieReader Discovery Awards (IRDA), 2012.
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Published November 16, 2011
by Wilcooperative Publishing.
History, Literature & Fiction.