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Award-winning author Susan Cooper brings the vivid, magical world of Shakespeare's London to life in this rich and powerful novel.

I lay very still, with all my senses telling me that I had gone mad. The plague? Nobody's had the plague for centuries . . .

Nathan Field, a talented young actor, arrives at the newly rebuilt Globe Theatre in London to play Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. As rehearsals begin, eerie echoes of the past begin to haunt Nat, and he falls sick with a mysterious sickness.

When he wakes, Nat finds himself in 1599, an actor at the original Globe - and his co-star is none other than the King of Shadows himself: William Shakespeare.

Nat's new life is full of excitement, danger and the passionate friendship that he has longed for since the tragic death of his parents. But why has he been sent to the past - and is he trapped there forever?

Reviews

A masterful novel

Publishers Weekly

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781849412742

    December 1, 2010

    Red Fox

    256 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781409048312

    December 1, 2010

    RHCP Digital

    256 pages

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