Saturday, 17 May 2014

The Ghostly Father

The Ghostly Father by Sue Barnard

Sue bought my two How To books direct from me, and I felt I should repay the compliment and check out her book. Really glad I did, as I loved this book - couldn't put it down!

Juliet Roberts is translating an ancient Italian manuscript for her aged grandfather. It's the well known tale of Romeo and Juliet, but told in first person from the point of view of Friar Lorenzo. But there's an unexpected twist - something happens which is not in Shakespeare's version - and a very different outcome...

I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book. Very unusual, and a far more satisfying ending than Shakespeare gave. The characters were excellently portrayed and really came to life.

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