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'The barge she sat in like a burnished throne, burned on the water: the poop was beaten gold, purple the sails...' A lyrical re-telling of Shakespeare's plays; Hamlet, The Tempest, Anthony and Cleopatra and Othello by respected children's author Beverley Birch, partnered with sublime illustrations by Stephen Lambert. A perfect introduction to these landmark plays.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340970126
ISBN-10: 034097012X
Format: Paperback
(269mm x 210mm x 12mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Publish Date: 17-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William Shakespeare

Beverley is author of more than 40 books from picture books and novels to science biographies. She was born in London, grew up in Kenya and came to Britain for the first time to take A levels. She graduated from Cambridge with a degree in Economics and Sociology. After travelling in Africa, America, Europe and the Middle East, Beverley joined Penguin as an editor. Her first job was on Economics textbooks, but within a few weeks someone offered to let her work on children's books. She jumped at the chance, and has never looked back. Now she combines writing and working as an editor here at Hodder. She has two daughters and is married to photographer Nick Birch. Stephen Lambert grew up in Reigate Surrey and has lived in London, North Yorkshire and now Cornwall. He loves walking, gardening and painting!

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