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William Shakespeare (Very Interesting People #1)

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Definitive, concise, and very interesting...From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the world-famous Ox ...more
Paperback, 147 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published April 23rd 2007)
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umberto
Reading 13-chapter “William Shakespeare” by Peter Holland is delightful and informative since the great bard has long been admired as one of the great English playwrights, probably the greatest one himself due to his popularity, for instance, “When listeners to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme voted Shakespeare the ‘Man of the millennium’ in 1999, there was hardly any surprise at the choice.” (p. 138)

Nick
very nice little book on Master Will, easy to read and with interesting facts.
Michele
A fascinating little read.
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