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About C. S. Woolley
During high school, she continued to write and found her time split between acting, writing and her studies. At 14 she began writing novels. University did nothing to change her love of writing. C.S. spent a year reading Law at Manchester Metropolitan University before changing her mind and moving to read English at Hull University. After graduating she moved to Nottingham where she stayed for the cricket at Trent Bridge. She currently lives with her partner, Matt, and their two cats in Christchurch, New Zealand.
In 2010, C.S published her first novel, Nicolette Mace - The Raven Siren: The Kevin Metis Saga. Since 2010 she has published books in five series - The Chronicles of Celadmore, The Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow, The Children of Ribe, The Children of Snotingas and Nicolette Mace: The Raven Siren - as well as a series of adapted classics for Foxton Books and a series of modernised Shakespeare and workbooks to help with GCSEs. Her upcoming series include Alpha Sigma, The Children of Danelaw, Dark Hearts,The Children of Ribe Story Books, The Children of Ribe: Tales from Ribe, The Children of Ribe: Ancestors, Yngvar and Reinholdt, Finestra, and The Children of Ribe: Legends.
More recently C.S has taken part in charity projects that include producing content for charity books such as Standing by the Watchtower: Volume 1. C.S has also acted in several plays and films including Weekend (2011).
Hobbies: horse riding, including show jumping and cross country, Formula 1, tennis, free climbing, singing, boxing, dancing, playing guitar, cricket and is also an avid PC and console gamer.
Favourite movies: The Muppet Christmas Carol, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Chisum.
Favourite books: Sharpe's Prey, Silverthorn and the Three Musketeers.
Favourite bands: Thin Lizzy, the Darkness and McBusted.
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The paperback books are specially formatted to help engage dyslexic and reluctant readers, making reading less of a chore and more of a joy.
The Merchant of Venice is often seen as one of the more controversial Shakespearian plays due to the anti-Semitic attitudes that some of the characters hold. This Shakespearian masterpiece has been adapted into modern English by international bestselling author, C.S. Woolley, retaining the play format of the text, yet making it much easier to understand and digest the play bringing a deeper understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare.
Whether you are looking for an easier way to read Shakespeare, are studying the play and are struggling with the text or simply prefer modern English, this is the perfect text for you.
This particular book has been put together to raise money for two charities – The Broad Appeal and the Trent Bridge Community Sports Trust. As so many of the characters are named after cricketers, it seemed only fitting to use this charity book to raise money for two charities connected with the sport.