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gen. 13, 2007, 1:15 am

I just picked up Robin P. Williams' Sweet Swan of Avon at (of all places) MacWorld Expo; I suppose it's because there is a prominent author of books on the Mac also named Robin Williams. (At least, I don't think they're the same person ...) It's another take on the Shakespeare authorship question, putting forth Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, as a candidate. Lots of activity in that field lately; has anyone read The Truth Will Out?

Editat: maig 12, 2007, 1:37 am

I treated myself to a visit to Black Oak Books yesterday, so here's the haul:

Tudor Secretary by Emmison
Elizabethan Love Conventions by Lu Emily Pearson (the touchstone for the title isn't loading correctly, so I've taken it out)
The Cheese and the Worms by Carlo Ginzburg
The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance by J.R. Hale
Church and society in England: Henry VIII to James I edited by Felicity Heal and Rosemary O'Day

Editat: maig 12, 2007, 1:37 am

Just found hardcover copies of both volumes of Elizabeth I and her Parliaments by J.E. Neale, with dustjackets!!

Also Splendor at Court: Renaissance Spectacle and the Theatre of Power by Roy Strong, a nice clean copy.

juny 30, 2007, 2:30 am

This was just published this spring:
The progresses, pageants, and entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I by Jayne Elisabeth Archer - the author is a member of the committee that is editing a new edition of Nichols' Progresses, due out later this year (can't wait!)

jul. 27, 2007, 12:58 pm

I wrote down a new title on my trip to London last week: Lady Penelope. Sorry, don't recall the author's name. It's a bio of Penelope Devereux Rich. Has anyone read it yet?

jul. 27, 2007, 1:00 pm

Note: This is NOT the trashy romance by Lena Kennedy that popped up on LT.

jul. 27, 2007, 1:45 pm

I don't know if these are any less "trashy" but this may be the correct touchstone: Lady Rich. Or maybe Lady Rich: a novel.

jul. 28, 2007, 5:33 pm

No, that's not it either. It was a recent release. Let me hop over to Amazon UK where I put it on a wish list.

---> The Lady Penelope: The Lost Tale of Love and Politics in the Court of Elizabeth I by Sally Varlow (Author). The reader reviews have all given it five stars.

jul. 29, 2007, 11:06 pm

Whoa, that touchstone went to The Princess Bride, not Lady Penelope. Looks like nobody on LT has this book yet - it's only been out about a month.

ag. 8, 2007, 12:06 pm

TLS did not give Varlow's book a very positive review, FYI.

Editat: abr. 6, 2008, 12:19 pm

New acquisitions: I purchased the Sally Barlow book, The Lady Penelope, after seeing it in Borders. (Touchstones are wrong.) Also recently acquired Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford by Julia Fox.

oct. 14, 2009, 1:58 am

Ah, your initial suspicion is correct: Robin P. Williams, author of Sweet Swan of Avon: Did a Woman Write Shakespeare? is one and the same with the internationally celebrated, best-selling author of more than sixty Macintosh-related books—Robin Williams! I certainly hope you've read her book because it's destined to change (or at least recredit history!). Be sure to visit to keep abreast of the latest developments. Robin will be presenting her case as a guest speaker at the annual Shakespeare Authorship Trust Conference at London's Globe Theater. Robin's all about educating people, be it with their computers or with understanding how history might truly have happened. Hope you give it a chance and enjoy it.


oct. 14, 2009, 10:50 am

BardBuster, are you Robin Williams or just her PR agent?

oct. 14, 2009, 12:09 pm

BardBuster, I haven't read it yet, though I hope to do so soon - so many books, so little time! Are you going to attend the conference? Please report back!