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Shakespeare's Mistress
by Karen Harper | Literature & Fiction
Registered by johnevelyn of Shek Kip Mei, Sham Sui Po Hong Kong on 6/8/2017
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by johnevelyn from Shek Kip Mei, Sham Sui Po Hong Kong on Thursday, June 08, 2017

7 out of 10

From charity shop in Chichester.

July 2017: Lyrical, but somehow unsatisfying. There were a number of missed opportunities for some really great historical writing. The Edward Arden/John Somerville conspiracy is mentioned, but really never elaborated. The machinations of Robert Dudley in this matter and the activities of Sir Francis Walsingham as Elizabeth's spymaster would have been a wonderful tale to weave into the book.

In the end I likes it a little more as it seemed to take on a epic quality as we approach Shakespeare's death.

The author is at pains to justify the existence of Anne Whateley and she has some good arguments against scholars who believe that she is simply a clerical error. I attach the portrait said to be her, but "usually identified as a probable image of the poet Girolamo Casio, painted by Giovanni Boltraffio". 


Journal Entry 2 by johnevelyn at Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong on Thursday, March 15, 2018

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Released 6 mos ago (3/15/2018 UTC) at Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong

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Released to a small book-crossing group at Kubrick's which is a great little cafe bookshop. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Saturday, March 17, 2018

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Picked up this book at the BC meetup in Hong Kong at Kubrick, thanks Caroline, this title sounds intriguing. 


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