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License to Quill
License to Quill | Jacopo della Quercia
12 posts | 6 read | 29 to read
License to Quill is a page-turning James Bond-esque spy thriller starring William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe during history's real life Gunpowder Plot. The story follows the fascinating golden age of English espionage, the tumultuous cold war gripping post-Reformation Europe, the cloak-and-dagger politics of Shakespeare's England, and lastly, the mysterious origins of the Bard's most haunting play: Macbeth. You won't want to miss this fast-paced historical retelling!
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cobwebmoth
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@BookwormAHN I knew this would be a great #cozyswap box when I saw that it was from you.😊 I'm excited about the books you chose! I love that you included cozy items, but also New Orleans items, since you know that I love it so much. I love all of it. Thank you so much!❤
@Avanders

BookwormAHN Your welcome, enjoy 😺 2mo
mabell I love Murder with Peacocks! 2mo
BethM I enjoyed Grave Errors! 2mo
Avanders Yay!! Great fall fun... and those socks!! 😍😍🎃♥️🍁 2mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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I have greatly decreased my impulse book buying, but when I saw @ralexist post a review of this Shakespeare/spy mash-up I honestly couldn‘t figure out a way not to own it immediately.

Fun twists on Shakespeare are my personal kryptonite.

umbrellagirl I *need* this!! 6mo
DGRachel Umm...yes, please! 6mo
batsy And who can resist that punny title 😆 6mo
IamIamIam OMFG, this looks spectacular!!!!! 6mo
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ralexist
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William Shakespeare and Kit Marlowe as secret agents foiling the Gunpowder plot. Macbeth is written and the Dark Lady is revealed. Quite the undertaking but this made for an excellent read in trying to puzzle out how the author Jacopo della Quercia (helluva nom de plume) would weave all those threads together. My favorite homage to the spy genre was a scene reminiscent of Bond and Q, but instead featured Shakespeare and Francis Bacon. Do read!

WanderingBookaneer @BookishMarginalia might like this one! 6mo
Branwen Omg, this looks AMAZING! 😍 6mo
BookishMarginalia Yes, right up my alley! @WanderingBookaneer 6mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I need this in my life! 6mo
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DebbieGrillo
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I can't wait to dive into this. Since I'm the last to get it, it's okay to reveal, right? I've been away for nearly the whole month of June and this didn't arrive until after I had left. So that means I'm just starting my round 2, book 4 June #poutineandpaperbacks now. @drokka I hope it's okay that this will be late getting back to you. @TheKidUpstairs @CouronneDhiver

drokka No worries. Enjoy! 😁 1y
CouronneDhiver Awesome. This one was super different for me... forgot to mark it up all together. 😂 1y
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drokka
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1. Lately I've read a lot books set in and around London, UK and that's piqued my interest. The latest one was Licensed to Quill
2. Glen Nevis
3. Iceland, Faroe Islands, Shetlands (Nordic countries generally)
4. Usually both. Fly there, then hire a car.
5. Why limit ourselves to one? Though, I did have some choice Gelato in Budberg, Germany.

#ManicMonday (this is probably the least manic thing I've done today 😉)

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Devyn
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Definitely a day late on the Valentine's love but I hope you had an absolutely beautiful day.
Words from Nail Gaiman
(If anybody knows the name of the artist who made this lemme know! Can't seem to find credit and it's well deserved!)

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Devyn
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Still loving License to Quill...just taking way longer to get through it than I thought I would. But would definitely recommend it to any Shakespeare fans out there!

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Devyn
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Well hello Litsy! It's been a while! I've officially moved to Montana, got myself a fella, sorted my job and apartment out and am finally sitting down to read for the first time in too long. Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend surrounded by loved ones, delicious food, and can't-put-it-down books.

BookishMarginalia Welcome back! Sounds like the changes have been for the good! 3y
Devyn @BookishMarginalia Thank you! They definitely have been :) 3y
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DarcysBookBlog
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Pickpick

This is such a fun, clever book! It's like 007 meets Shakespeare & history. It's a well researched, fast-paced book. It's a new favorite. 4 ⭐️

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DarcysBookBlog
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I'm absolutely loving the historical accuracy and the spy drama! Such a good book!

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NovelReveries
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"You possess such remarkable faculties for understanding history's greatest villains, yet you are wholly incompetent at understanding your own allies."

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NovelReveries
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Picked this up at the library because it promised a Shakespeare & Marlowe spy thriller 🕵

djm001 I like the pic setup on this 4y
NovelReveries @djm001 Thanks! It was ink stains galore, lol 4y
jeff @Nats424 - this sounds right up your alley! 4y
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