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The School of Night: A Novel by Alan Wall
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The School of Night: A Novel

by Alan Wall

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"Sean Tallow has only two overriding desires in life. One is to step into the shoes of his glamorous friend Daniel Pagett, and the other is to establish the truth about the "School of Night, " a shadowy group of Elizabethans who clustered around Sir Walter Ralegh." "Tallow pursues the School of Night and its entanglement in the question of whether the man from Stratford-on-Avon really could have written the plays ascribed to William Shakespeare. If he didn't, then who did? The harder he studies, the less light is thrown on this troublesome question, and the more his interest in the School of Night becomes a grim fixation." "Just when it seems Tallow is ready to give up the quest, day becomes night; everything he once believed is turned on its head as he enters a fearful world where there are no longer any rules except survival. Like the original members of the School of Night, he finds himself treading on the wrong side of the law."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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The first Alan Wall novel that I read was 'The Lightning Cage'. That was very good but I feel this is even better. Obviously an author to add to my 'must read' list. ( )
  Mouldywarp | Jun 3, 2011 |
A story-within-a-story, I enjoyed this mystery book about a literary scholar who gets interested in the question of whether or not William Shakespeare actually wrote the work which has been attributed to him. A good read, although I didn't find the ending particularly satisfying. ( )
  herebedragons | Mar 10, 2010 |
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