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Mrs BookWorld, who I think of us being "our" Shakespeare expert (although Elliss has a fair few books on the bard come to think of it!), has had her interest piqued by The Truth Will Out: Unmasking the Real Shakespeare by Brenda James and William Rubinstein. The unmasking was the result of applying "a 16th century code-breaking technique to a small passage of Shakespeare’s writing". Sounds dodgy to me as well, Sandra. I wonder what Clare Asquith will make of it? She has just written Shadowplay (which I mentioned a few weeks back) which also decodes the plays - this time finding in them evidence of Will's pro-Catholocism.

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