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Fools and Mortals - Bernard Cornwell
Fools and Mortals
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In the heart of Elizabethan England, young Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in the London playhouses, dominated by his older brother, William. But as a penniless actor with a silver tongue, Richard’s onetime gratitude begins to sour, as does his family loyalty. So it is that... show more
In the heart of Elizabethan England, young Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in the London playhouses, dominated by his older brother, William. But as a penniless actor with a silver tongue, Richard’s onetime gratitude begins to sour, as does his family loyalty.

So it is that Richard falls under suspicion when a priceless manuscript goes missing, forcing him into a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal, and through the darkest alleyways of the city.

In this richly portrayed tour de force, Fools and Mortals takes you among the streets and palaces, scandals and rivalries, and lets you stand side-by-side with the men and women of Bernard Cornwell’s masterful Elizabethan London.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007504145
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it
4.0 Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell
I am a big fan of Bernard Cornwell. His Uhtred makes my list of literary boyfriends. The book Uhtred. Not whatever abomination they have cast in the television show. I don't know who that guy is but he's not Uhtred. Anyway.........I am also a big fan of historical fiction set in Tudor England. When ...
drallapaul
drallapaul rated it
5.0 Bernard Cornwell takes us into the world of Shakespearean England – very good
This work of fiction introduces us to Elizabethan England's involvement with the professional theatre and Shakespeare's ascension. It revolves around Richard Shakespeare, William's brother, and his role in the players, the intrigue that he encounters, both treacherous and romantic. It is well-writte...
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it
4.5 Fools and Mortals
by Bernard Cornwell From the well-known Historical fiction writer is a story about players, actors on the stage, in the time of Elizabeth I. Women were still played by men and the brother of Will Shakespeare, Richard, is continually given women's roles with his brother's company. Between getting t...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it
4.5 A book for lovers of theatre, and Elizabethan historical fiction.
Thanks to NetGalley and to Harper Collins UK for providing me an ARC copy of this novel that I freely chose to review. I had not read any of Bernard Cornwell’s novels before (I believe I have another one on my list and I’ll definitely check it out after this one) so I won’t be able to provide any co...
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