Tag Archives: Shakespeare

More than you wanted to know about Shakespeare.

“When I was just 15 or so, I went into a golden land.” Well, it was a school field trip to Stratford to see Twelfth Night with Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. But it was a magic world to me, … Continue reading

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The Bookman’s Tale

This sounds Chaucerian? No, The Bookman’s Tale, by  Charlie Lovett,  is a Shakespearian mystery, tightly plotted, moving between the modern day and Shakespeare’s England. Although it contains a mystery- who is the mystery woman in a portrait the bookman finds, strongly … Continue reading

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700 page book: The Seven Basic Plots, by Christopher Booker

Many years ago, my youngest brother, Anthony, told me excitedly that he had read something I would love. I just had to read it, he said. As a boy whose taste ran to mathematics and comics  he was getting interested … Continue reading

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Life and Shakespeare

A portrait of an era in twenty objects- the sub title of Shakespeare’s Restless World, was a title that caught my eye. I love finding a book in the library that fascinates me. Enough of last week’s angst and emotion: … Continue reading

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