I often wait before linking here to my Shiny reviews: why? I don’t know. But I’m on the ball today to direct you over there to my review of The Ghost Theatre by Mat Osman. His second novel is superb. It’s a late Elizabethan era adventure with two wonderful teenaged protagonists, featuring the child theatre, the Hackney marshes, birds including a wonderful falcon, Good Queen Bess herself and many other documented characters from history as Shay and Nonesuch, meet, fall in and out of love, and live their hard lives to the full bringing guerilla theatre to the masses.
Osman has crafted such a beautifully told adventure, absolutely full of detail yet wearing his obvious deep research lightly.
Actually, it’s the best thing I’ve read this year…
Read my full review HERE.
Source: Review copy – thank you! Mat Osman, The Ghost Theatre (Bloomsbury, 2023). 978-1526654403, 304pp., hardback.
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