The Shakespeare File by Simon Fry
Approx. 109,140 words.
Published on December 6, 2011 by
The year is 2016 and it’s Carnival-time in Venice and final-year students Bianca and Jessica are reading through a pile of long-abandoned manuscripts. They soon realise that they’re drafts for some of Shakespeare’s plays - written twenty or thirty years before they were supposed to have been. A world of duplicity and deceit unfolds, where nobody, it seems, is quite who they appear to be.