'In this brilliant evocation of mid-16th century, full of atmosphere and detail, we follow not only the young man's journey but that of Anne's too... the lives of Kit Marlowe and Ben Johnson are expertly woven through Will's story and the author fleshes out his protagonists and their relationships so perfectly that the reader cannot help but become immersed in their joys and sorrows' (Choice Magazine
'Happy to combine romance with academic investigation, Morgan places Shakespeare's relationship with his wife at the novel's heart... he introduces encounters that we understand will be later incorporated into his plays *****' (The Lady
'This beautifully written novel convincingly recreates the Elizabethan world' (Press Association
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For fans of David Mitchell and The Children's Book
, or of the blockbusting biographies of great writers, or just anyone who loves books and wants an intelligent, utterly compelling, brilliant read, The Secret Life of William Shakespeare
brings the past unforgettably to life
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