My favourite type of book are those set back in history so this novel, set in London during the time of Elizabeth I really was perfect for me. As you read a good story you also learn, far better than any history textbook, what it was like to live in London in Tudor times. This was another book that I read in a day! When Thomas flees to London in search of life in the theatre, he meets his hero, William Shakespeare, and thinks his dream has come true. But Elizabethan London is a dangerous place full of scoundrels, treachery and murder. Thomas and his friend, Alice – a feisty girl with ambitions of her own – soon find themselves caught up in a treasonous plot to kill the queen. The question is: will they be able to find the villains without putting their own lives at risk? And what will happen to William Shakespeare if they don’t?
This brilliant book trailer set the scene far better than I can.