Published: 28/05/2017
ISBN: 9781788037006
eISBN: 9781788031325
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Elizabeth, William… and Me
by S. Lynn Scott

“There was Elizabeth the First of England, in all her virginal glory, staring in complete astonishment at my fragrantly flushing lavatory and William Shakespeare, the writer, the genius, the bard of Stratford-upon-Avon, crumpled in sodden heap in my bath with a look of utter dejection that was positively comical.”

S. Lynn Scott’s debut novel is a funny, moving and very original tale that takes the reader on a rollicking adventure through modern England – accompanied by the Virgin Queen and William Shakespeare.

Ally is living an ordinary life until Elizabeth and William come to stay. Exactly why Elizabeth Tudor should choose her pantry to appear in, or why the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon should show up later in her bath is a bit of a mystery, not to mention a dreadful inconvenience, but the crotchety Elizabeth has a mission and she is used to getting her own way. Ally too, needs to recover something that has been lost, and perhaps Elizabeth and William will be the means by which she will find it.

Elizabeth, William... and Me takes a wry look at modern life through the eyes of two of history’s most famous personalities. Sometimes humorous, sometimes heart-breaking, the trio’s quest takes them from middle England to the cold streets of London, from a shelter for the homeless to the home of the very highest in the land; and from grief to acceptance.

Drawing from S. Lynn Scott’s knowledge of Elizabethan England and her experience of directing Shakespeare productions, Elizabeth, William... and Me is an accessible and imaginative novel that will appeal to both fans and non-fans of Shakespeare, as well as readers who enjoy humorous fiction – with unexpected twists...

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By Eugenie C Smith
Elizabeth William and Me is a book with a difference and a captivating read, in my opinion, for people of all ages. It caught my imagination from page one and I found I had to carry on reading in order to find out more about the intriguing characters who are so well portrayed on the striking cover of the book. Humorous and skillfully written, S.Lynn Scott brings another dimension to the world of Shakespeare.
5.0 out of 5 starsBrilliant
Mrs S P Lovett
Absolutely brilliant read, couldn't put it down. So well written and imaginative. A joy to read.

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A genuinely engrossing read that forges ahead at breakneck speed. With my goldfish attention span, I'm always on the lookout for sharp, robust prose without all of the flab and political correctness of many of today's novels. "Elizabeth, William…and Me" hits the mark in every respect - a fascinating work laced with cutting humour throughout, and yet, sensitively written - sometimes bittersweet, poignant. There are so many intricacies and surprising facets weaving through the fabric of this book that it will take me another read or two (by no means a chore) to fully comprehend it all.

Expertly written with historical insights and countless twists and turns, "Elizabeth, William…and Me" is truly gripping whether you're a Shakespeare whizz or know diddly-squat.

After this roller-coasting mind-bender, I'm looking out for the next book by S. Lynn Scott!

by James Smith


 

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