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Shakespeare for squirrels : a novel

Author: Christopher Moore; William Shakespeare
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Set adrift by his pirate crew, Pocket of Dog Snogging--last seen in The Serpent of Venice--washes up on the sun-bleached shores of Greece, where he hopes to dazzle the Duke with his comedic brilliance and become his trusted fool. But the island is in turmoil. Egeus, the Duke's minister, is furious that his daughter Hermia is determined to marry Demetrius, instead of Lysander, the man he has chosen for her. The Duke  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Detective and mystery fiction
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Humorous fiction
Named Person: Pocket of Dog Snogging, (Fictitious character); William Shakespeare; Oberon, (Legendary character); Puck, (Legendary character); Oberon, (Legendary character); Puck, (Legendary character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Moore; William Shakespeare
ISBN: 9780062434029 0062434020
OCLC Number: 1136124919
Description: 271 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Christopher Moore.

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"Set adrift by his pirate crew, Pocket of Dog Snogging--last seen in The Serpent of Venice--washes up on the sun-bleached shores of Greece, where he hopes to dazzle the Duke with his comedic brilliance and become his trusted fool. But the island is in turmoil. Egeus, the Duke's minister, is furious that his daughter Hermia is determined to marry Demetrius, instead of Lysander, the man he has chosen for her. The Duke decrees that if, by the time of the wedding, Hermia still refuses to marry Lysander, she shall be executed ... or consigned to a nunnery. Pocket, being Pocket, cannot help but point out that this decree is complete bollocks, and that the Duke is an egregious weasel for having even suggested it. Irritated by the fool's impudence, the Duke orders his death. With the Duke's guards in pursuit, Pocket makes a daring escape. He soon stumbles into the wooded realm of the fairy king Oberon, who, as luck would have it, IS short a fool. His jester Robin Goodfellow--the mischievous sprite better known as Puck--was found dead. Murdered. Oberon makes Pocket an offer he can't refuse: he will make Pocket his fool and have his death sentence lifted if Pocket finds out who killed Robin Goodfellow. But as anyone who is even vaguely aware of the Bard's most performed play ever will know, nearly every character has a motive for wanting the mischievous sprite dead. With too many suspects and too little time, Pocket must work his own kind of magic to find the truth, save his neck, and ensure that all ends well."--Provided by publisher.

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