(April has SO VERY MANY Wednesdays, so here's an extra BtLF post, in honor of Willy Shakespeare's birthday)
The Secret Life of William Shakespeare by Jude Morgan (St. Martin's Press, 448 pages, April 1)
We don't know much about Shakespeare, but why should that stop us from imagining what he was like before he became playwright-extraordinaire?? Jude Morgan does just that, offering us a different kind of glimpse into Shakespeare and his world. And Morgan's done this kind of thing before in his historical novel about the Brontë sisters, Emily and Charlotte. So turn off Shakespeare in Love and dive into The Secret Life.