Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Review: Shakespeare's Lady
Alexa Schnee's Shakespeare's Lady (Guideposts, 2012) is a fascinating blend of historical fact and fiction. Based on the life of Emilia Bassano Lanier, one of the first English women to publish a volume of poetry, Shakespeare's Lady explores the theory that Lanier was the Dark Lady of Shakespeare's sonnets. Though there is no proof that Lanier was Shakespeare's mistress, it's plausible, and it certainly makes a fine romantic tale. Shakespeare's Lady is a very entertaining read.
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