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Celebrating Shakespeare

Can you believe April 23rd is almost here? Is your ruff freshly starched? Have you picked up your slops and trews from the cleaners? Is your doublet properly slashed? Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about—you’ll want to be properly dressed for Shakespeare’s birthday! Or am I the only one who does that?

Just kidding. I won’t really be wearing Elizabethan garb on St. George’s Day, but I wouldn’t be a bookseller worth my salt if I didn’t acknowledge the occasion somehow. While a marathon session with the Compleat Works might be nice, this year I’ve found an easier method. I think you’ll enjoy it, too, even if you usually think the bard is boring. Read Fools and Mortals, the new novel by Bernard Cornwell ... continued