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Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell

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Also by Bernard Cornwell:

Fools and Mortals, January 2019
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War of the Wolf, October 2018
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The Burning Land, January 2010
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Sword Song, February 2008
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Lords of the North, February 2007
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Sharpe's Fury, September 2006
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The Pale Horseman, January 2006
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The Last Kingdom, February 2005
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The Bloody Ground:, September 2001
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Sharpe's Rifles, February 2001
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Fools and Mortals
Bernard Cornwell

Harper Paperbacks
January 2019
On Sale: January 8, 2019
384 pages
ISBN: 0062250892
EAN: 9780062250896
Kindle: B071CJP96X
Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
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Historical

New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell makes a dramatic departure with this enthralling, action-packed standalone novel that tells the story of the first production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream—as related by William Shakespeare’s estranged younger brother.

IN THE HEART OF ELIZABETHAN LONDON, ONE MAN MUST RISK ALL AND PLAY THE PART OF A LIFETIME.

Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in one of the London playhouses, a world dominated by his older brother, William. But Richard is a penniless actor, making ends meet through a combination of a beautiful face, petty theft, and a silver tongue. As William’s star rises, Richard’s onetime gratitude is souring, and he is sorely tempted to abandon family loyalty.

When a priceless manuscript goes missing, suspicion falls on Richard, forcing him onto a perilous path through a bawdy and frequently brutal London. Entangled in a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal that threatens not only his career and potential fortune but also the lives of his fellow players, Richard has to call on all he has learned from the brightest stages and the darkest alleyways of the city.

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