Monday, October 26, 2015

The Gap of Time

Winter. Hogarth has initiated a series in which contemporary writers present versions of Shakespeare’s works. The first in the series is by Jeanette Winterson and is titled, The Gap of Time. Based on The Winter’s Tale, I wondered whether Winterson chose that less familiar play because of her name. In any event, while it has been decades since I read the play, I remembered enough to delight in Winterson’s novel. Even readers who don’t know the play will enjoy Winterson’s novel because of her successful development of characters and plot and the brief synopsis she presents of the play. In fewer than three hundred pages, Winterson presents passion, anger, betrayal, child abduction, love and much more using vivid prose that kept me entertained from beginning to end. Readers who like Shakespeare and a ripping good story and those most likely to enjoy this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Gap of Time from

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