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The final act of Mr Shakespeare

Author: Robert Winder
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the spring of 1613 Mr William Shakespeare, a gentleman farmer in Warwickshire, returns to London. It is a ceremonial visit; he has no further theatrical ambition. But the city is still reeling from the terrorist panic of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, and fate soon forces him to take up his pen again. It was never possible to write about Henry VII while his granddaughter Elizabeth was Queen, but now he must. It is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Henry, King of England; Henry, King of England; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Winder
ISBN: 9781408702307 1408702304 9781408702062 1408702061
OCLC Number: 458732617
Description: x, 436 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Robert Winder.

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* In this fascinating and thrilling novel, Robert Winder brilliantly imagines the writing of Shakespeare's missing royal play, Henry VII, and creates a suspenseful page-turner as well as a literary  Read more...

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A carefully crafted novel ... Winder steers an artful middle course between Charles Nicholl's tales of Marlowe in the underworld on one hand and AS Byatt's POSSESSIN on the other. Winder rarely puts Read more...

 
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