Review published on January 21, 2018.
Bernard Cornwell takes us into the world of Shakespearean England – and it’s a very good trip!
This work of fiction introduces us to Elizabethan England’s involvement with the professional theatre and Shakespeare’s ascension. It revolves around Richard Shakespeare, William’s brother, and his role in the players, as well as the intrigue that he encounters, both treacherous and romantic.
It is well-written, engaging and fun – a romp in the Sharpe style. I am sure that Cornwell’s fans will enjoy this as much as any other of his novels (although this is my first!).
Paul Allard 5/3
Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell
HarperCollins 9780007504114 hbk Oct 2017