Peter Ackroyd's marvellous biography is a living attempt to reach
into the heart of Shakespeare. He creates an intimate and immediate
connection with his subject, so that the book reads like the work
of a contemporary - meeting Shakespeare afresh on his own ground.
Written with intuition and imagination unique to Peter Ackroyd,
this is a book by a writer about a writer, and a fascinating and
detailed depiction of the world Shakespeare inhabited.