The Fool's Girl
Violetta and her comic companion, Feste, have come in search o ...more
There are things mentioned about Violetta - mentioned, but never actually shown to us. We see her in the beginning of the no ...more
No. Not enjoyable at all.
Augenblicklich erahnt seine Dichterseele, was für ein dramatischer Stoff sich ihm hier bietet. Während Will zum einen immer mehr von der Vergangenheit des Mädchens, und der Begegnung ihrer Mutter Viola mit dem Herzog Orsino erfährt, verstrickt er sich gle ...more
When I first started reading I loved Celia Rees's descriptions--they were vivid, effective, and thorough. Then, as I kept reading I began to grow bored of them. Not because they were any less wonderful ...more
The Fool's Girl is ma ...more
At least it might if she—and her savior, Feste the clown—play their cards right.
But will their story be gripping enough to keep Violetta alive? With so many people out to kill her?
Celia Rees has a wonderful writing style. Enough drama and danger to get you hooked. Vivid detail. And prose so smooth you ...more
"What fools they are, if fools they be." (Robin, pg 270)
I started The Fool's Girl a year ago and lost interest in it a few days later. I decided to take only one book with me on my travels this weekend, The Fool's Girl, and I had no choice but to complete it.
The Fool's Girl feels like a long book to get through. The writing is rich in history and detail, but it makes for a long-winded story that's difficult to read. The Fool's Girl is also bogged down with background info-dumping, but ...more
Upon reflection, I find that my favorite character was not the main character. For me, the main character is a bit of a bore-- there was nothing special about this strong female character. Her story and life were interesting,...more
In the beginning we find William Shakespeare or Will - as he is called throughout the book, roaming the streets of London. He comes across an unusual street performance and finds himself intrigued by the performing fool and his companion Violetta. Little does Will know though that their meeting is no coincidence.
Violettta is of no ...more
Despite not having a great interest in historical fiction, I do find myself to be quite fascinated with Shakespeare and the period of time that he live ...more
The Fool’s Girl is a story about young Violetta, a duchessa to-be. Her country in shambles, Violetta and Feste the clown go to London in pursuit of the evil Malvolio who has stolen a mysterious holy relic that is her country’s greatest treasure. They must create a plot to capture the relic with the help of famous playwright William Shakespeare. It’s uncertain where the trail is leading until Violetta’s childhood love, Stephano, steps into the story. Who can Violetta and Fes ...more
This act caught the attention of a ...more
Celia Rees has a knack of bringing believable historical magic into her stories (Witch Child and Sorceress are the only others I've read, but it was present in both - as you might guess from their titles!) which she expe ...more
She was born in 1949 in Solihull, West Midlands but now lives in Leamington Spa with her husband and teenage daughter. Rees attended University of Warwick and earned a degree in History of Politics. After university, she taught English in Coventry secondary schools for seventeen years, dur ...more