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  • 4 stars across 53 books
    Andrew Matthews has been writing for fun since he was seven, but was a teacher for 23 years before becoming a full-time author. He has written over 60 books for children and teenagers, including Cat Song, which was nominated for the Smarties Book Prize in 1994, and the critically acclaimed Love Street.
    28th August 2003

    A Shakespeare Story: Romeo And Juliet

    But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun... A beautiful retelling of ... More

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    1st March 2007

    A Shakespeare Story: Much Ado About Nothing

    A lively retelling of Shakespeare's famous work about the foolish ways people behave when they're in love. With Notes ... More

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    30th October 2003

    A Shakespeare Story: Hamlet

    Murder most foul... An action-packed retelling of Shakespeare's dark tale of revenge and murder. With notes on Sha... More

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    28th August 2003

    A Shakespeare Story: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    The course of true love never did run smooth... A magical retelling of Hermia, Helen, Demetrius and Lysander's classic... More

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    30th October 2003

    A Shakespeare Story: Macbeth

    Out, damned spot! A brilliant retelling of this classic tale of witches, murder and madness. With Notes on Shakespeare... More

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    15th March 2007

    A Shakespeare Story: Richard III

    Andrew Matthews brings another historical tale to life for young readers. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Thea... More

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    30th October 2003

    A Shakespeare Story: The Tempest

    A charming retelling of this magical tale of power and justice. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Po... More

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    31st December 1997

    The Orchard Book Of Classic Shakespeare Stories

    Eight of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, including 'Romeo and Juliet', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', 'Hamlet' and 'Macbet... More

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    2nd April 2009

    Julius Caesar

    Rome's greatest general, Julius Caesar, returns to the city celebrating a glorious victory. But among the cheering crowd... More

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    2nd April 2009

    King Lear

    Foolish and bad-tempered, King Lear divides the kingdom between his two wicked daughters, disowns his honest youngest da... More

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