Meyer, Carolyn. Loving Will Shakespeare.

Author:Levitov, Francine
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Audiobook review - Book review

MEYER, Carolyn. Loving Will Shakespeare. Harcourt. 265p. c2006. 978-0-15-206221-7 $6.95. J S

To quote the audiobook in KLIATT, September 2007: Anne Hathaway's parents were friends of the Shakespeare family. Seven years Will's senior, Anne once held him in diapers. Will Shakespeare, however, is only a supporting character in this historical novel, which focuses on Anne. Young female listeners will relate to Hathaway, who, unwanted by her stepmother and spied upon by her spiteful half-sister, fears she will never find love and happiness. They will also learn about practices such as 'handfasting," a betrothal ritual, and the "Bawdy Court," through which the Church...

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