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This book was a cleverly and humorously written piece about the little that is known and the enormous gaps in what is not known about Shakespeare.Published 2 hours ago by Tool Marm
Bill Bryson has a clever way with words as he relates what (little) we know about Shakespeare and explains why so much of what we think we know is legend. An enjoyable read.Published 19 hours ago by Vickie Klick
Because I am such a Bill Bryson fan, I was really looking forward to this, but found it somewhat tedious. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by Barbara L. Edwards
Funny and informative, a great read for those interested in The Bard.Published 5 days ago by Deborah Serravalle
One of the better Bryson books in my opinion. I like all of his works, but I like best the ones that have a connecting story/one topic as opposed to the slog-like-reading of the... Read morePublished 6 days ago by SC23
Just a great intro to the life of the greatest writer who ever lived. Bite-sized. Give it to your HS kid who's reading Shakespeare.Published 6 days ago by Jay T.
Nothing new and very derivative. There are much better books about Shakespeare out there. If you have any knowledge of the Bard and his life, you will find this repetitive. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Zipporah
Mr. Bryson has done a masterful job in researching the details of the life of Shakespeare. We still don't know very much, however.Published 8 days ago by suzie Q
I really learned a lot, er, rather didn't. I never knew how little we know about Shakespeare. Mr. Bryson has a gift for keeping a reader entertained.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer