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The Tutor

Fiction: Historical
Unabridged   12.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 02/05/2015

The Tutor

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622316380
Digital Download ISBN:9781622316397


A bold and captivating novel about love, passion, and ambition that imagines the muse of William Shakespeare and the tumultuous year they spend together.

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Product Description

The year is 1590, and Queen Elizabeth?s Spanish Armada victory has done nothing to quell her brutal persecution of the English Catholics. Katharine de L?Isle is living at Lufanwal Hall, the manor of her uncle, Sir Edward. Taught by her cherished uncle to read when a child, Katharine is now a thirty-one-year-old widow. She has resigned herself to a life of reading and keeping company with her cousins and their children. But all that changes when the family?s priest, who had been performing Catholic services in secret, is found murdered. Faced with threats of imprisonment and death, Sir Edward is forced to flee the country, leaving Katharine adrift in a household rife with turmoil.

At this time of unrest, a new schoolmaster arrives from Stratford, a man named William Shakespeare. Coarse, quick-witted, and brazenly flirtatious, Shakespeare swiftly disrupts what fragile peace there is left at Lufanwal. Katharine is at first appalled by the boldness of this new tutor, but when she learns he is a poet, and one of talent, things between them begin to shift, and soon Katharine finds herself drawn into Shakespeare?s verse, and his life, in ways that will change her forever.

Inventive and absorbing, The Tutor is a masterful work of historical fiction, casting Shakespeare in a light we?ve never seen.

Author Bio

ANDREA CHAPIN is a writer, editor, and former actress.She is the co-editor of the anthology The Honeymoon's Over: True Stories of Love, Marriage, and Divorce (Warner Books), and has been an editor at magazines including The Paris Review, Conjunctions, and The New Theater Review.She has written for MORE, Redbook, Self, Martha Stewart Living, and Town & Country.She has served on the readers committee for The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award.