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Shakespeare's Scribe by Gary Blackwood
Book DescriptionWhen an outbreak of the deadly Black Plague closes the Globe Theatre, William Shakespeare's acting troupe sets off on a tour of England. Widge, the orphan-turned-actor, knows that he'll be useful on the trip. Not only does he love the stage, but his knack for a unique shorthand has proven him one of the most valuable apprentices in the troupe. But then a mysterious man appears, claiming to know a secret from Widge's past-a secret that may forever force him from the theatre he loves. "An exciting, well-written tale that is sure to leave [readers] clamoring for more." ( School Library Journal , starred review)
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780142300664
(184mm x 133mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Gary Blackwood
Imposter, Paperback / softback (May 2012)
At 14 years old, Ryan Waite is not a bad actor--in fact he's quite a good one. When Ryan messes up an audition for a part in "Les Miz," he makes contact with a bulky character named Burton who launches the boy into the most challenging role of his lifetime.
Second Sight, Paperback / softback (January 2007)
Rich in Dickensian flavor and packed with fascinating historical details, this compelling alternate-history novel by the author of "The Year of the Hangman" takes readers into the plot to assassinate President Lincoln.
Shakespeare's Spy, Hardback (August 2005)» View all books by Gary Blackwood
Intrigue, betrayal, and romance abound in Blackwood's third installment of his series. Queen Elizabeth has died, and the Bard has begun a new play about political intrigue. Real intrigue, however, is close at hand for Shakespeare and Widge.
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Author Biography - Gary Blackwood
Gary L. Blackwood sold his first story when he was nineteen, and has been writing and publishing stories, articles, plays, novels, and nonfiction books regularly ever since. His stage plays have won awards and been produced in university and regional theatre. Nonfiction subjects he's covered include biography, history, and paranormal phenomena. His juvenile novels, which include WILD TIMOTHY, THE DYING SUN, and THE SHAKESPEARE STEALER, are set in a wide range of times and places, from Elizabethan England to a parallel universe. Several have received special recognition and been translated into other languages. He and his wife and kids live outside Carthage, MO.
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