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Sally O'Reilly


Sally O'Reilly

Sally O'Reilly has received numerous citations for her fiction, which has been shortlisted for the Ian St James Short Story Prize and the Cosmopolitan Short Story Award. A former Cosmopolitan New Journalist of the Year, her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and the New Scientist. She teaches creative writing at the Open University and the University of Portsmouth in England. DARK AEMILIA is her U.S. debut.

Books by Sally O'Reilly

by Sally O'Reilly - Fiction, Historical Fiction

The daughter of a Venetian musician, Aemilia Bassano crosses paths with an impetuous playwright named William Shakespeare and begins an impassioned but ill-fated affair. A decade later, Queen Elizabeth is dead, and Aemilia is now married to a fool. Like the rest of London, she fears the plague. And when her young son Henry takes ill, Aemilia resolves to do anything to save him, even if it means seeking help from her estranged lover, Will --- or worse, making a pact with the Devil himself.