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Book review: The Phantom of Menace

The Phantom of Menace
(William Shakespeare’s Star Wars’ Part the First)

The Phantom of Menace

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The Phantom of Menace
By
Ian Doescher

Publication Date: April7, 2015
at Quirk Books
Hardcover
Exists also as e-book

Pages: 171
ISBN: 978-1594748066
Genre: Play / Science Fiction

Source: Received
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Having enjoyed so much William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy, time has come to turn to the prequel! The Phantom of Menace is the first installment, just as enjoyable as the first 3 volumes! And did you see this gorgeous cover?

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Book Review and interview: The Tapestry

The Tapestry

The Tapestry

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US Publication Date: March 24, 2015
UK Publication Date: April 24, 2015

Touchstone Publishing
Formats: eBook, Hardcover
Pages: 390

Series: Joanna Stafford, Book Three
Genre: Historical Mystery

Received for a virtual book tour

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Having read and enjoyed a lot The Crown and The Chalice, I’m totally thrilled to be part of this tour and to present to you the third installment of the Joanna Staford series, as well as an interview with the author herself! If you are tired of some lengthy Tudor series where everything and everyone is too predictable, no fear with The Tapestry! With a unique main character, this historical novel is packed with fascinating information and irresistible twists and turns.
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Book Review: The Tutor

The Tutor

The Tutor

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First to read

The Tutor
by
Andrea Chapin

  • Hardcover (exists also as epub)
  • ISBN 9781594632549
  • 368 Pages
  • 5 Feb 2015
  • Riverhead/Penguin USA
  • Historical Fiction

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I would first like to thank Penguin and their First To Read great program, which allowed me to read The Tutor, a fascinating historical novel focusing on Shakespeare during some of his obscure years where we don’t much of what he was up to. In 1593, an outbreak of the plague in London caused the city authorities to close all the public playhouses. Shakespeare had by this time written perhaps the first five or six of his plays, but he was also working on poetry, and he may have focused on this aspect of his literary career during this in between time.
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