Beryl Hughes challenges assumptions about Shakespeare’s life

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‘Shakespeare’s Friends Revealed’ offers new evidence about Bard’s contemporaries.

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I would like my readers to see through the web of words that Shakespeare spun as I do

In her new book “Shakespeare's Friends Revealed” (published by AuthorHouse) author Beryl Hughes sheds new light on a 400-year-old mystery: the identity of Shakespeare’s friends and the roles they played in shaping the Bard’s words.

Hughes believes her theory fits in exactly with all the words in the sonnets and with historically recorded facts. “There is no firm evidence,” she says, “but this theory reveals a fascinating and tragic story about Shakespeare's associates which will be very difficult to discredit.”

“Shakespeare's Friends Revealed” illustrates the theological emphasis in “Hamlet” and the influences from the Church that Shakespeare encountered. It encompasses the tangled web of deceit between Hamlet, Ophelia, Claudius and Gertrude, and how this story reflected the events in Shakespeare's own life.

“I would like my readers to see through the web of words that Shakespeare spun as I do,” Hughes says, “and realize what a heartbreaking situation he found himself in.”

Shakespeare's Friends Revealed
By Beryl Hughes
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 144 pages | ISBN 9781452031750
E-Book | 144 pages | ISBN 9781467895354
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Beryl Hughes was born in the Rhondda Valley in South Wales. She was educated at Dursley Grammar School in Gloucestershire and Cardiff University. Later, she taught for a short time in Croydon.

Her main interest is playing chess; she has twice been the Welsh Ladies Chess Champion, and represented Wales at the Haifa Olympiad. She also takes part in amateur dramatics and is a member of a quiz team.

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