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The Book of William

The story of Shakespeare’s First Folio – the most valuable secular book in the world.

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Forget Regency-era zombies and girls with dragon tattoos. If you’re looking for an engrossing read this summer, what you really want is a history of the first collection of the plays of William Shakespeare.

Well, OK, so maybe I’m exaggerating a little. The Book of William, by Paul Collins, is not a thriller in any usual sense of the term. But it is highly engaging. And if you previously imagined that the words “page-turner” and “Shakespeare” did not belong in the same sentence, this could be the book that changes your mind.


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