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Two graduate students both lovers of Shakespeare are both looking for that elusive thing - a subject for their dissertation and something that will make their career
especially in the rarefied atmosphere of English literature. Joe is the son of a Vermont hardware merchant and Posy daughter of a rich man born with a proverbial silver spoon in her mouth are together in this search. One with a genuine love of literature and learning, the other just for a more high profile and profitable if possible, career move. Chalk and cheese together.
Whilst going through a collection Joe finds a purported confession by Shakespeare attributing his works to another. Heresy apart from the bombshell it will be not ust to literature but to tourism in Stratford on Avon!
The story proceeds on a fascinating path and Sarah Smith handles this rather different world very well. 337 pages and my only pet peeve a tiny print which really made it tough to read. For lovers of English, literature and Shakespeare a must read.
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