From Sharpe to Shakespeare: Bestselling author Bernard Cornwell has a new Elizabethan-era novel, Fools and Mortals. And its hero is a certain Richard Shakespeare. Can you guess whose brother he is?

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From the official press release:
Fools and mortals follows the young Richard Shakespeare, an actor struggling to make his way in a company dominated by his estranged older brother William. As the growth of theatre blooms, their rivalry – and that of the playhouses, playwrights and actors vying for acclaim and glory – propels a high-stakes story of conflict and betrayal.

Showcasing his renowned storyteller’s skill, Bernard Cornwell has created an Elizabethan world incredibly rich in its portrayal. You walk the london streets, stand in the palaces, and are on stage in the playhouses, as he weaves a remarkable story in which performances, rivalries and ambition combine to form a tangled web of intrigue.

A global brand, Bernard Cornwell is the author of over 50 novels published in 30 countries and in 28 languages. He has sold over 20 million books around the world.
Bernard was born in London, raised in Essex, and worked for the BBC for 11 years before meeting Judy, his American wife. Denied an American work permit, he wrote a novel instead, and has been writing ever since. He and Judy divide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, South Carolina.

Fools and Mortals in published in the UK on 19 October 2017 and in the USA on 9 January 2018.

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Go here to read an excerpt from Fools and Mortals.