The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.197  Wednesday, 23 May 2012


From:        Sophie Masson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         May 22, 2012 5:56:09 PM EDT

Subject:     My Brother Will


I’m writing to announce of the release of My Brother Will, my new Shakespearean novel for adults, this time (I mainly write for young people) and which has just been published by British e-publisher AchukaBooks, as a Kindle-only edition (other formats may come later) and is now available for sale on for US and Australian readers:


and for British readers.


(British readers can also buy it at


It’s the story of a pivotal year in the life of the Shakespeare family in Stratford, when Will was sixteen, and told in the voice of his younger brother Gilbert. Informed by the theory that the Shakespeare family were crypto-Catholics, it is a rich evocation of daily life in sixteenth-century Stratford and the surrounding countryside, centred around four festivals. It is a most unusual book which is written in a style pungently reminiscent of the period, yet without quaintness, and rests on a good deal of research on all kinds of aspects of Shakespeare’s background.


Sophie Masson

Author site:


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