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Fools and Mortals

Cape Cod Times, l

Best-selling British author Bernard Cornwell has married his love of history and theater, particularly Shakespeare, in his latest novel, Fools and Mortals.

Best-selling British author Bernard Cornwell is best known for writing about soldiers in historic battles, but some of his happiest moments in real life are when he is surrounded by actors.

He has married his love of history and theater, particularly Shakespeare, in his latest novel, “Fools and Mortals,” which is described on Amazon.com in a double entendre as a “dramatic departure” from his usual topics. The book – just out in mid-October in England and on pre-order now in the U.S. for a Jan. 9 release date – is about theater, adding action, intrigue and meticulous historical detail to the story of the first production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

 

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