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.
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
‘What a lovely romp. Light, funny and full of rather quirky characters.’
by Male reader, aged 54
‘Has a sort of P G Wodehouse comic feel to it.’
by Female reader, aged 65
‘I loved the Shakespeare character the most; such a sweet little man. This story is all about character and character interaction. The author is a sublime writer, and has come up with a very different premise.’
by Female reader, aged 43
Kim Addonizio (American poet) says “All artists’ work is autobiographical. Any writer’s work is a map of their psyche. You can really see what their concerns are, what their obsessions are, and what interests them.”
S. Lynn Scott began her adult life determined to take the theatrical world by storm. The theatrical world, it turned out, wasn’t quite so keen to embrace her as she had expected it would be, and so, nothing daunted, she successfully turned her undoubted talents to Terpsichorean entertainment in dark, exotic places. There she learned that a jewelled bra and a very large feathered fan are no substitutes for a good book and a cheese and Branston Pickle sandwich. Her further youthful adventures are, mercifully, lost in the mists of time and she now lives with suitable decorum in Leicestershire where she writes, insists on directing others who are better at acting than she is, dreams of working for the RSC and then writes some more. “Elizabeth, William…and Me” is her first published novel. There are others waiting nervously in the wings.