The author is in her mid-twenties, has a First from Cambridge, flowing blonde hair and a body to die for.
She wishes. It is more likely that she is mid-fiftyish, possessed of a couple of A levels, tubby, prone to self-doubt and struggling with a creeping sensation that life hasn’t quite turned out the way she intended it to. Either way, she enjoys writing her stories which are all inspired by people either living or dead, and, in some cases, both. When required to provide a biography she prefers to point out that, as her character Ally discovers, all the discerning reader needs to know about any writer can be found within the pages of their books.
Reviews from Amazon Buyers
By Jackie E on 23 April 2017
This warm, humorous and entertaining novel tells the unlikely story of the arrival of Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare into the life of its modern day heroine, Ally. Unlikely, but the story is told with such a degree of conviction and infused with such an intimate knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare’s work that it becomes entirely convincing. There are elements of the picaresque in its fast moving romp through 21st century Britain which offers a wry, contemporary perspective on modern life rooted firmly in the present, whilst at the same time the Elizabethan perspective through which this modern world is filtered gives it an engaging originality and brings the story to life. S Lynn Scott’s wide knowledge of Shakespeare’s work breathes new life into the old, familiar stories whilst illuminating her own modern tale. As the story develops, there is a growing complexity in the characterisation, particularly in the character of William, whom she develops with great affection into a sensitive and empathetic person who reflects back all the novel’s themes. In the later parts of the novel, the work takes on a more sombre tone, as we begin to learn more about Ally’s nature and what brought her to the point where the story begins. This highly enjoyable comedy also has a darker side which explores human nature in its fragility and complexity, just like the best of Shakespeare’s comedies. An excellent first novel, and I’ll look forward to the next!
By Eugenie C Smith
Elizabeth William and Me is a book with a difference and a captivating read, in my opinion, for people of all ages. It caught my imagination from page one and I found I had to carry on reading in order to find out more about the intriguing characters who are so well portrayed on the striking cover of the book. Humorous and skillfully written, S.Lynn Scott brings another dimension to the world of Shakespeare.
5.0 out of 5 stars. Brilliant.
Mrs S P Lovett
Absolutely brilliant read, couldn’t put it down. So well written and imaginative. A joy to read.
A thoroughly wonderful read! Funny, heart-breaking, clever and difficult to put down once started! Fantastic!
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