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  • "Recommended for the Carnegie Medal and short-listed for the Young Quills Award, and one can understand why."

  • "Mitchelhill has reinvigorated the tale of a young would-be actor falling in with Shakespeare. Impeccably researched and full of arresting detail."

  • "The world of Shakespeare and his theatre sparkles with life in this fast-paced historical novel . . . A thrilling story full of theatrical flourish."

    Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading
  • "The best history lesson you could imagine! You feel as though you are really there: inhaling the smells, listening to the noise and clatter of the time and meeting the characters - good and bad."

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