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The Fool's Girl by Celia Rees
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Nov 16, 10

bookshelves: historical-fiction, young-adult
Read in November, 2010

The Fool's Girl tells the story after the events of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Violetta, daughter of Viola and the Duke. She has fled to England with Feste, the clown and good friend of Lady Olivia, in search of a stolen relic. The two go to William Shakespeare for help, and find the playwright before he has risen to great fame. This was an adventurous story. Sometimes I felt a little bit lost, because I have not read Twelfth Night yet. The story is told in a mixture of the present and flash backs to explain why Violetta had to leave her native Illyria.
There is also romance with Sebastiano, son of Sebastian and Lady Olivia. For some reason, it didn't click in my mind that Violetta and Sebastiano are cousins until halfway through the book, but by that point, I was already rooting for them to get together, so I could ignore the kind of wierdness.
I liked the book. There were some parts that seemed a little too convenient, but it was enjoyable.
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