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The Assassin of Verona
The Assassin of Verona | Benet Brandreth
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A thrilling new novel of conspiracy, intrigue and rapier-sharp wit, starring the inimitable William Shakespeare. All is not well in Venice. Threatened daily by Papal assassins, William Shakespeare and his close friends Oldcastle and Hemminges are increasingly isolated - the lies that have protected them so far beginning to wear thin. His companions want desperately to leave, but Will is tied to the city - his lover, the beautiful Isabella, is growing ever more sick. As tensions reach breaking point, their company is forced to split... Once more full of swaggering charm, breathless action and rapier-sharp dialogue, this is the second novel in Benet Brandreth's highly acclaimed series reimagining the lost years of William Shakespeare. Praise for Benet Brandreth "Playful and inventive . . . The dialogue is wonderful, and Will's banter with his fellow actors sparkles." Antonia Senior, The Times "Entertaining and ebullient . . . The author knows his Shakespeare backwards (the Venice setting has been carefully chosen), rejoices in its wordplay, loves his allusions and has a good time with his characters. So did I." Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail "A Venetian romp" Telegraph
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led567
The Assassin of Verona | Benet Brandreth
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Listened to the audiobook. This was good, I think better than the first one, the Shakespearean quotes were more integrated into the text so seemed less mannered. The forest setting for much of the book, like the Forest of Arden etc, worked well, but with a hefty dose of reality for the modern reader (no fairies or Bottom, thank Heaven!) and relatable characters with real emotional dilemmas.

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Cathythoughts
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Hello Laurie, your book arrived today. Thankyou so much. It is a beauty ❤️ & will adorn my shelves! Looking forward to reading it. Hope your boys are good. Thankyou ❤️❤️❤️

laurenbescoby Yey! So glad it arrived safe! Had a little bit further to travel than the rest. Thank you, we're all doing well, hope you're doing well too! X😙 2y
Cathythoughts Yes , arrived safely ❤️. And I‘m doing well too , thankyou. This is very kind of you 🙏🏻 @miralunasbooknook (edited) 2y
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• Sped through finishing this wonderful book last night because release day has approached quicker than I anticipated. It's a wonderful historical fiction about William Shakespeare and is book two of a series. I'm very lucky to have discovered it because it was amazing and my full review is now live on my GR and blog🍂 #book #booklover #bookstagram #bookblogger #bibliophile #met_createchange

laurenbescoby I'm struggling a little with this one. I love Shakespeare, Hemminges and Oldcastle, but the other thread of Aemilia and Valentine is dragging for me. I hate both of the characters equally. I can see the Romeo and Juliet parallel but theres no passion like with R&J. 2y
Sophoclessweetheart @miralunasbooknook Completely understand. The ValentinexAemillia thing annoyed me immensely. But, it was the only part of the book I didn't like. It's a great read x 2y
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