It’s fair to say that the fiction and poetry of many of the finest writers of the past century or so…have been deeply autobiographical. The link between the life and the work is one of the things we’re curious about and look for when we pick up the latest book by a favourite author.” – James Shapiro ‘Contested Will’
I’m happy to reveal that February’s ‘Famous Figures’ most voted material is James Shapiro’s 2010 ‘Contested Will’!
You voted over on Instagram that Shapiro’s explorative text should be reviewed over Lucy Worsley’s ‘Jane Austen At Home’.
Shaprio’s novel explores the many conspiracy theories and rumours surrounding of one of the most famous, and elusive, playwrights and poets of the 17th century. Not only does he explore never-before seen details surrounding ‘the bard’s’ life and career, but asks why so many other authors have been suggested to write the plays that are still so popular today.
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