Fools and Mortals (Hardback)
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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 19/10/2017
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Fools and Mortals follows the young Richard Shakespeare, an actor struggling to make his way in a company dominated by his estranged older brother, William.

As the growth of theatre blooms, their rivalry - and that of the playhouses, playwrights and actors vying for acclaim and glory - propels a high-stakes story of conflict and betrayal.

Showcasing his renowned storyteller's skill, Bernard Cornwell has created an Elizabethan world incredibly rich in its portrayal: you walk the London streets, stand in the palaces and are on stage in the playhouses, as he weaves a remarkable story in which performances, rivalries and ambition combine to form a tangled web of intrigue.

From the strife and division of the Dark Ages to the blood and bravery of the Napoleonic Wars, Bernard Cornwell has been bringing history to life since the early Eighties when he created the unlikely hero renegade-turned-officer Richard Sharpe.

Whether turning his hand to the hunt for the Grail quest, Arthurian legend or feuding Saxons in his Last Kingdom series, his novels are consistently popular, making him one of Britain’s best-loved and bestselling novelists.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007504114
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Story and characters crackle off the page as do the stink and violence of Elizabethan London. The author of the Sharpe and Last Kingdom bestsellers has pulled off a surprise for his readers - and a terrific one at that." - Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail

"Cornwell is an enthusiastic amateur dramatist. His portrayal of the actors' rivalries and superstitions is sharp and often funny. His combination of wit, adventure and deft characterisation is a triumphant departure from his usual territory.'" - The Times, Saturday Review Book of the Month

Praise for Bernard Cornwell:

"Like Game of Thrones, but real." - Observer

"Blood, divided loyalties and thundering battles." - The Times

"Strong narrative, vigourous action and striking characterisation, Cornwell remains king of the territory he has staked out as his own." - Sunday Times

"A violent, absorbing historical saga, deeply researched and thoroughly imagined." -  Washington Post

"The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive." - George R.R. Martin

"Cornwell draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed'" - The Times

"He's called a master storyteller. Really he's cleverer than that." - Telegraph

"A reminder of just how good a writer he is." - Sunday Times

`"Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell." - Lee Child

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“What a treat!”

Cornwell is a brilliant author. I am quite the fan. Anyone who enjoys the character of Utred from the Last Kingdom series will be able to love Richard, the protagonist of this tale. Richard is the brother of the most... More

Hardback edition
5 similar books recommended
12th October 2017
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“An interesting read”

I was sent a copy of Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell to read and review by NetGalley
This is the first Bernard Cornwell book that I have read and it is one of his ‘stand-alone’ novels, not part of a series. The... More

Hardback edition
19th October 2017
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“Historical fiction at its finest”

There’s no doubt about it- Bernard Cornwell is a master when it comes to historical fiction but Fools And Mortals is a big leap from the Saxon era novels Cornwell is famous for. I’ve really enjoyed some of his other... More

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19th October 2017
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