From last year, but so appropriate today for the Bard’s 400th birthday.
As a librarian in “real life” I’m always scanning new book release notices, reviews, author events and all the rest related to books. Today a new book caught my eye and brought to mind a very memorable novel.
The Folger Shakespeare Library is a national treasure–and was given life by the fortune and dedication of Henry Folger. This new book tells some of the back story. I look forward to reading it soon. The Millionaire and the Bard by Andrea Mays
William Martin’s Harvard Yard is a sprawling great story about the hunt for a possibly unknown Shakespeare play. It goes back-and-forth in time and draws on the history of Harvard as well as of Shakespeare. It’s a great read–I recall racing home to read it after work and staying up till the wee hours of the morning, not wanting to put it down and go to sleep.
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