The Long-Lost Secret Diary Of The World’s Worst…
198 x 129 mm PB
The Long-Lost Secret Diary Of The World’s Worst Shakespearean Actor
This series of hilarious fictional diaries put us inside the heads of hapless figures from history in frazzling situations. Robert, a boy living in Southwark in early 17th century London, finds himself employed as an actor in the Globe theatre, playing roles written by the greatest playwright of the age: William Shakespeare. But when the coronation of a new king, James I, threatens the future of the theatre, Robert has to come up with a cunning plan to save the company. If he doesn’t succeed, Robert will have to go back to collecting dog poo for a living.
Will Robert save the day? Will he ever improve at acting? And will Shakespeare ever listen to one of Robert’s brilliant ideas for a play?
‘Get Real’ fact boxes featured throughout, as well as a timeline, historical biographies and a glossary in the endmatter, provide historical context and further information.
- Humorous, engaging and easy-to-read ‘faction’ text
- Fun and quirky illustrations
- Fact boxes provide historical context
- Timeline, historical bios and glossary
About the author:
Tim Collin’s fiction for children has been translated into forty languages and won awards such as the Manchester Fiction City and The Kalbacher Klapperschlange.
About the illustrator:
Isobel Lundie graduated from Kingston University in 2015 where she studied Illustration and Animation.
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