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Description - Shakespeare by Bill Bryson

A new edition of bestselling author Bill Bryson's compelling and concise biography of William Shakespeare, to mark the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.
Examining centuries of myths, half-truths and downright lies, Bill Bryson makes sense of the man behind the masterpieces. As he leads us through the crowded streets of Elizabethan England, he brings to life the places and characters that inspired Shakespeare's work, with his trademark wit and accessibility. Along the way he delights in the inventiveness of Shakespeare's language, which has given us so many of the indispensable words and phrases we use today, and celebrates the Bard's legacy to our literature, culture and history.

Drawing together information from a vast array of sources, this is a masterful account of the life and works of William Shakespeare, one of the most famous and most enigmatic people ever to have lived - not to mention a classic piece of Bill Bryson, author of 'A Short History of Nearly Everything' and 'Notes from a Small Island'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007197903
ISBN-10: 000719790X
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: William Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson's many books include, most recently 'The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid' as well as 'A Short History of Nearly Everything', 'I'm a Stranger Here Myself', 'A Walk in the Woods', 'Neither Here Nor There', 'Made in America', and 'Notes from a Small Island'. He edited 'The Best American Travel Writing 2000'. Born in Des Moines, he now lives in Norfolk with his wife and four children.

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