My love of language and of Shakespeare’s works have come together in the form of two novels...

...that take a young William Shakespeare as their hero and find him, in his ‘lost years’, travelling to Venice and Verona and discovering both wonders and dangers there.  A particular pleasure of the novels was trying to find a way to honour the language of the period and Shakespeare’s own patterns of language in a way that remained accessible for a modern audience. 

As well as writing novels I have written for radio and print and, slightly less thrillingly but no less importantly, I have contributed to a number of legal textbooks.

Upcoming projects:

Rhetoric book
My current project is a book on Shakespeare’s rhetoric in performance in collaboration with The Arden Shakespeare and RADA.  It’s intended to be an accessible and practical guide to Shakespeare’s use of language that will help directors, actors, teachers and students to understand and approach texts for performance.  Sign up for my newsletter below to find out more.

 

Books

My literary agent:

Ivan Mulcahy
MMBcreative
The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
Tel: +44 203 582 9370
 

 

 THE SPY OF VENICE BOOK SIGNING AT WATERSTONE'S

THE SPY OF VENICE BOOK SIGNING AT WATERSTONE'S


Reviews

"Rip-roaringly zestful saga"

— Shakespeare Magazine

"Entertaining and ebullient"

— Daily Mail

"A clever, engaging read"

— The Times