The Shakespeare Plot: Assassin’s Code

The Shakespeare Plot: Assassin’s Code
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Series: The Shakespeare Plot
Genre: My Fiction
Publisher: Salariya
Publication Year: 2017
ASIN: 1911242385
ISBN: 9781911242383
To read or not to read? With a pulse-pounding historical thriller series like The Shakespeare Plot there s really only one answer! Journey back in time to Elizabethan London, a world of intrigue, skullduggery and danger.
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To read or not to read? With a pulse-pounding historical thriller series like The Shakespeare Plot there s really only one answer! Journey back in time to Elizabethan London, a world of intrigue, skullduggery and danger. Alice Fletcher is a stagehand at the Globe theatre, where she works alongside the Chamberlain s Men a company of actors that includes the talented playwright William Shakespeare. When her brother, Richard, goes missing, Alice resolves to find him with the help of Tom Cavendish, a young servant of the ambitious and power-hungry Earl of Essex. Using the coded messages Richard has left behind, and risking life and limb, Alice and Tom uncover a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth I s first minister and usurp the throne. The Shakespeare Plot Book 1: Assassin’s Code is packed with a heady Elizabethan atmosphere of political scheming, romance and murder. The swiftly paced, suspenseful plot will keep young readers on the edge of their seats while giving them an insight into many of the historical events and personalities of Shakespeare s England.

 

“…the plot in this excellent book gallops along at such a brisk pace that the few bits of information given simply add to the drama. A thrilling climax, which takes place at Shakespeare’s Globe itself, will have young readers on the edge of their seats, frantically racing through the pages to discover what happen to the two young friends.” 

Linda Lawlor, The Bookbag

 

“…an exciting historical adventure set in and around London in 1601…. Woolf vividly portrays the life of an actor, and that of servants … and the ordinary people living in early seventeenth-century London…. This is all great fun, a book where historical detail can be painlessly absorbed.”

Bridget Carrington, Armadillo Magazine

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Alex Woolf

Alex Woolf is a published author of over seventy books, both fiction and non-fiction, mainly for children and young adults. His non-fiction encompasses a whole variety of subjects, from science and the natural world to politics and social issues, but his favourite subject is history. By far his biggest work to date is his Short History of the World, which has sold over 50,000 copies in the English-speaking world and been translated into seven different languages since it first appeared in 2008.

His fiction writing credits include a science fiction trilogy, 'Chronosphere' (2011/12), and a gothic Victorian detective novel 'Aldo Moon and the Case of the Ghost at Gravewood Hall' (2013), described by best-selling crime writer Peter James as 'a real delight, witty, ghostly and at times deliciously ghastly.' His horror novel, 'Soul Shadows', was published in 2013 by Curious Fox and has been shortlisted for the RED Book Award of 2014. Alex is a regular author for Fiction Express, online publishers of interactive stories for schools. He writes a chapter a week, and children vote on how the story should continue. 2014 sees the release of 'Iron Sky: Dread Eagle', his first foray into the world of steampunk.

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