Yet, after a whirlwind romance, Anne falls pregnant and Will finds himself tied down to a life he doesn't want. Desperate to fulfil his dreams he eventually saves enough to move to London. Pining for her love and bored of her provincial life, Anne follows him to the bustling city.
But the city of vice soon threatens the life they have built together, and Anne finds herself caught up in a drama as intense as any that Will is penning for the theatre.
Shakespeare's Will is a brilliantly-researched romantic comedy that brings England's greatest playwright vividly to life. It combines historical detail with a moving story to create a book that is both informative and entertaining.
Praise for Meredith Whitford
"Richness remains within every page... this mesmerizing novel brings the missing pieces cleverly together and eventually reveals the truth. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this captivating tale" - Compulsive Reader
"It flows, it’s real, the characters are honest... Whitford’s new perspective on a well-known and often well-worn story is a joy. Her writing is impeccable, the point of view has just the right spin, and historical fact melds seamlessly with historical fiction" - Historical Novel Society
"Shakespeare’s Will had me madly flipping pages until late at night... A fascinating book, well written, with humour and unforgettable characters" - Tess Woods, Winner of Book of the Year for Love at First Flight and Top Ten nominated for Best New Author in the Reader's Choice Awards 2015, AusRom Today
"An exciting and absorbing tale" - Brian Kavanagh, best-selling author of the Belinda Lawrence Mysteries
"If ever there were a book made for a relaxing long weekend, this would be an excellent choice." - Carl Delprat, author of The Red Book
Meredith Whitford, has published several successful historical novels, including Treason and Missing Christina, and in 2014 a biography, Churchill’s Rebels: Jessica Mitford and Esmond Romilly,. She is an editor and manuscript assessor, director of Between Us Manuscript Assessment Service. She lives in South Australia and has a BA in English, History, and Classics from the University of Adelaide, and a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from Flinders University.