A novel by Lisa Klein
Young Will Shakespeare is about to meet the girl who will change his life forever.
While in London to pursue his dream of becoming an actor, Will meets Long Meg, a tavern maid fleeing her own past as a thief. When Will is robbed by villains, Meg masquerades as Mack--an invented twin brother--to help Will recover his money. As Mack, she finds true friendship with Will. As Meg, does she love him? And who is she really fooling with her disguise?
A tale of love triangles, mistaken identities, and comic villainy, this lively drama could have sprung from Shakespeare's own pen.
"Creatively interweaving fact and fiction, Klein...imagines Shakespeare's youth in this immersing tale....Will and Meg are distinctly-drawn, engaging protagonists journeying towards self-discovery in this entertaining, inventive story for historical fiction and theater fans."
-BOOKLIST, starred review
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