Swan Town: The Secret Journal of Susanna Shakespeare

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9780060581275: Swan Town: The Secret Journal of Susanna Shakespeare

A girl like me, more nimble of mind than finger, what am I to do?
Hide my wit in a half-penny purse, and smile all day long?

Boils and plagues! Thirteen-year-old Susanna Shakespeare longs for something exciting to happen in her quiet, dusty village of Stratford, England. Her father, Will, is off in London, working on new plays. Susanna yearns to be a part of that world, but girls aren't allowed to perform in the theater, or even attend school. Narrow-minded knaves! Susanna refuses to turn into a good-for-nothing lackwit and begins keeping a journal, hoping something will deliver her from her dull life.

When her uncle gets into trouble with the Master of Revels, Susanna is whisked off to London to help. Suddenly her stage is set for adventure . . . and romance.

Swan Town offers an unconventional glimpse into the life of the famed Bard's family in Elizabethan England, as seen through the eyes of Shakespeare's spirited daughter.

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The witty and engaging diary of Susanna Shakespeare, the young daughter of William Shakespeare, from a first–time author.

Thirteen–year–old Susanna Shakespeare longs for something exciting to happen in her boring village of Stratford, England. Her father, Will, is always off in London, busily working on new plays, and Susanna yearns to be a part of that world. When Susanna's uncle gets himself in trouble with the Master of Revels, and Susanna is whisked off to London to help, the stage is set for adventure...and romance.

Told in a diary format with Susanna's humorous, witty perspective of late–sixteenth–century Elizabethan England, this extensively researched debut novel offers an unconventional glimpse into the life of the famed Bard's family.

About the Author:

Michael J. Ortiz teaches, writes, hunts, cooks, and tends an herb garden in Maryland with his wife and their four children. He has degrees from Saint Anselm College and Georgetown University. He believes all attempts to deny Shakespeare authorship of his plays and poems are beef-witted slanders of historical proportions. Swan Town is his first novel.

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