At first glance bill bryson seems an odd choice to write this addition to the eminent lives series the author of the life and times of the thunderbolt kid isnt after all a shakespeare scholar a playwright or even a biographer. Bill brysons bestselling biography of william shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through elizabethan england and the eccentricities of shakespearean scholarship updated with a new introduction by the author to commemorate the 400th anniversary of shakespeares death. William shakespeare the most celebrated poet in the english language left behind nearly a million words of text but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. Be the first to discover new talent each week our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our pro connect email alert. Bill brysons voice both actual and literary shine through in this short work detailing what is known and knowable about william shakespeare because little is known about shakespeare this book has less of the amusing anecdotes that make books like in a sunburned country such a delight
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