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Happy Birthday Shakespeare

by Mark Wallington

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There was a TV series made based on this novel, and I would have loved to have seen, having enjoyed the book so much. This is a novel about families and the people in them, their ups and downs and the joys of everyday life. ( )
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Will Green drives a coach for Welcome Tours, spending his days taking overseas tourists around the sites of traditional England. But each evening he returns to his grim flat overlooking the M1 shared with his growing family. How he wishes he had the money to buy The Climbing Rose Tea-room and Gift Shop, and live happily ever after in the shadow of Anne Hathaway's Cottage. His quest for The Climbing Rose begins to obsess him, until he realises there's only one person who can help him: Robin Hood. Mark Wallington's novel superbly observes the tribulations of a man who feels he has been left behind. Funny and sad, peopled with off-beat but wholly recognisable characters, Happy Birthday, Mr Shakespeare is an original and hugely enjoyable story..… (more)

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