Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mistress Shakespeare


I usually steer away from historical fiction but the name "Shakespeare" in the title sucked me in and I'm glad I picked it up at the library.

Will and Anne Whateley were childhood sweethearts and, after a separation, secretly married the day before Will was forced by his family to marry Anne Hathaway because he'd gotten her pregnant while he and his true love were estranged.

This novel follows them as they find a way to be together. It also chronicles what Will went through to become a playwright and the politics involved.

This book is really a nice love story with a smattering of history thrown in.

This book would please anyone interested in Shakespeare or the Elizabethan era.

2 comments:

skywind said...

Shakespeare is one of the world of Shakespeare. He wrote novels, screenplays have been spread to this day, people can not forget.

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Dar said...

Nice review Linda. I've got this on my wishlist. I'd like to read it one of these days.