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Win a signed first editon of The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber

The Marlowe Papers by Ros BarberOne of the most remarkable debut novels of 2012 is Ros Barber's The Marlowe Papers. Not only is it a vivid recreation of Elizabethan life and thrilling alternative to the many theories about the death of playwright Christopher Marlowe, it's also written in verse.

Already the author of three collections of poetry (How Things Are On Thursday, Material and Not the Usual Grasses Singing), Ros Barber joins a proud tradition of verse novelists that includes Aleksander Pushkin (Eugene Onegin), Vikram Seth (The Golden Gate) and Anne Carson (The Beauty of the Husband).

In The Marlowe Papers, the man himself reveals that his death was a ruse to avoid his being convicted of heresy and that he was spirited across the channel to live in exile, where he wrote plays and poems under the name of William Shakespeare.

Courtesy of the publisher, Sceptre, we have a beautiful signed first edition, with its gold-embossed cover, to give away. Simply answer the question below for your chance to win.

CLOSING DATE: MIDNIGHT, WEDNESDAY 4TH JULY 2012

Which of these plays is not attributed to Christopher Marlowe?



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