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The Fool's Girl by Celia Rees
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Dec 13, 10


The basic premise of this story is that William Shakespeare meets two people who have a problem and need his help. In the telling of their tale to him, and his subsequent involvement in their adventures, he ends up with his storyline for his play The Twelfth Night. Is that a plot spoiler?

So I think I would have enjoyed this story more if I knew more about his play, The Twelfth Night. I know nothing, and so I probably missed out on a lot of subtle nuances that otherwise I would have enjoyed.

Also, the characters never became more than just characters to me. They never became flesh and blood people that I really cared about and rooted for. I don't know if the author is to blame, for poor writing, or if I was just unusually distracted that day. With a toddler and a baby it could go either way.

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