The Vavasour Macbeth



PDF Epub The Vavasour Macbeth By Bart Casey Jackkellyfilm.co.uk Buried Shakespearean Treasure From An Ancestor S Tomb Brings A Disillusioned BBC Reporter Home To Solve Her Father S Murder And Restart Her Life With The Man Who Has Always Loved Her.When Margaret Hamilton S Father Rescues Elizabethan Manuscripts From A Flooded Tomb, He Asks His Daughter S Former Fianc Stephen To Help Decipher Them, Bringing The Couple Back Together Again.At First, The Documents Only Seem To Resurrect Anne Vavasour S Remarkable True Story How She Came To Queen Elizabeth S Court As A Sixteen Year Old Maid Of Honour Was Seduced By The Earl Of Oxford Delivered A Babe At Court In The Attending Maidens Chamber Was Sent To The Tower Yet Later Flourished For Twenty Years As The Mistress Of The Wealthy Widower Sir Henry Lee, Elizabeth S Champion At The Joust And Rud Half Brother Of The Queen.But When Margaret And Stephen Uncover Links Between The Buried Papers And Shakespeare S Macbeth, Ruthless Art And Antiquities Thieves Scheme To Take The Priceless Papers At Any Cost.Blending Fiction With Little Known Facts From History And Research, The Vavasour Macbeth Ranges From The Elizabethan And Jacobean Courts To Modern Day England, Revealing Many Mysteries Of Ancient Handwriting, Manuscripts, And Playmaking Along The Way Not All Facts Taught In School About The Elizabethan Era, Shakespeare, And Macbeth Are Proven, And You May Be Surprised To Learn How Many Questions Really Do Remain Open And Unsolved.The Vavasour Macbeth

Bart is a writer living in Vermont who delights in discovering forgotten stories from history His first book, The Double Life of Laurence Oliphant 2015 6 , is a biography of an eccentric British Victorian and was chosen by Kirkus for its Best Books of 2016.In Wonder Seekers of Fountaingrove 2018 Bart and co author Gaye LeBaron tell the remarkable history of the mystical sexual occult utopian c

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • The Vavasour Macbeth
  • Bart Casey
  • 17 March 2018
  • 9781642931310

10 thoughts on “The Vavasour Macbeth

  1. says:

    IF I WERE TO DESCRIBE THIS BOOK WITH ONE WORD, THAT WORD WOULD BE AMATEURISH I was expecting an interesting historical mystery, but all I got was a letdown and a snoozefest Yawn.THE THINGS I DID NOT LIKEInconsistent narration This book is narrated in the 3rd person with Stephen as the main character However, sometimes we get some strange interjections of Stephen s thoughts narrated in the first person, but without quotations or italics Sorry, but that s just wrongUnnecessary explanations This is actually a trap that many authors, especially historians, fall into when writing historical fiction They are so full of information and knowledge that they cannot limit themselves, they simply have to include everything The thing is, though, that it doesn t serve any point in telling the story So really, it is just annoying.Ch...

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    4 starsI read the Kindle edition.I would categorize this book as a mixed genre It is part romantic, part mystery and has a great deal about Shakespeare and document scholarship A vicar s subterranean vault is flooded As part of the cleanup, the vicar notices some documents that are in very good shape they have weathered the storm He contacts a friend named Stephen who specializes in old documents Together, they discover that the papers are very valuable indeed They are letters and other papers that have to do with Anne Vavasour and her relationship with Sir Henry Lee in the late 16th and early 17th Century The Vicar s daughter Margaret gets involved in the adventure She and Stephen used to have a relationship that was very serious The document review and further search becomes deadly when the Vicar is murdered inside his home While the reader becomes aware of the identity of the killer and his rather sick motive for the crime, Margaret, Stephen and the police are unaware Some of the documents turn out to be a rare find of extraordinary importance They are a transcript of Shakespeare s original writing of his play Macbeth Anne Vavasour and Sir Henry Lee were real people He was quite a bit older than she was and she lived to a very old age, especially for the era in which they lived This is a good book in some ways It has a tendency to wander and makes switches of focus that I had d...

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    Disclaimer I received a copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review At first I really didn t want to like this because the double spaced format was driving me nuts on my eReader, made me think a lot about the essays I ve written over the years Once I got over this though, I really really enjoyed this I thought for the most part everything was well done Margaret s voice could have used work, she wasn t an airhead or anything of the sort, which some male authors often present I just felt like she could have taken time to deal with some of the hard situations she is dealt with, and that she made some life changing moves without taking time to think things through Also everything just wrapped up too well for the protagonists Instant family just add water I feel like setting the story in 1992 served no purpose other than allowing the author to use the Bosnian Yugoslavian s...

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    Originally published on my blog Nonstop Reader The Vavasour Macbeth is a fictionalized historical mystery by Bart Casey Released 7th May 2019 by Post Hill, it s 368 pages and available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats.I ve always enjoyed historical mysteries especially written around a framework of factual history This one is told in third person, alternating the modern timeline 1992 , with Elizabethan Jacobian historical vignettes built into the story There is a major subplot involving the situation in Bosnia at the time which struck me oddly, but the research for all of the facets of the book modern and medieval were impressively well done.There were a few stereotypes with which I was somewhat uncomfortable and the female main character, Margaret, though not unintelligent, struck me as recklessly hasty and naive.The book is undeniably beautifully written The author has a deft touch with dialogue and pacing The historical parts are very well researched and believably rendered and I didn t find any anachronisms or mistakes I m not a historian, just a keen amateur If the denouement was a trifle too perfect, it was at least a happy and satisfying one It should also be mentioned that either the author is gifted with his capacity for nuts and bolts writing, or the editing was superlative I was given an early eARC for review purposes and found not one single typo or mistake I think that might be unique in my reviewing experience thus far.The author inc...

  5. says:

    A cache of Elizabethan documents is found in a tomb, why they are there and what they mean is a mystery The quest to determine their origins and context takes on new importance when the vicar who found them is murdered A 16th century mystery combines with a 20th century mystery in a wonderful story the merges fact and fiction.I was captivated by the description before even starting to read and once I started I became fascinated by the story I thoroughly enjoyed the retelling of 16th century events, as they related to Anne Vavasour, prior to the occurrence of the 20th century events at the beginning of each part of the story It adds context to what is learned about Anne during the investigation Even tidbits as trivial as how a book cover was made provides clues about how rare it is to find personal documents from that period in time, and why Anne may have kept them.The characters were engaging Steven is intelligent, warm and kind Maggie s character evolved over the course of the story from mildly abrasive to an appealing, warm character with depth The villains were utterly repellent but that s a good thing I found their outright smarminess perfect for the story.My issues with the book are few There was a bit of retelling of facts and or events Also, the backgrounds of c...

  6. says:

    As in many a good mystery, the curious title of this wonderful book is deliciously revealed through the late 20th century protagonists and the author s research Both the fictional and historical characters are brought to life with great skill, leaving me wanting to know about all of them Historical fictions are meant to educate and entertain The author, Bart Casey, did just that, by illuminating performance and language practices in Shakespeare s time, and unravelling the mysteries of the life of Shakespeare through the research of scholars He also delved into the fascinating rare book and manuscript business and institutional archive practices So interesting The Tudor love story of Anne Vavasour and Sir Henry Lee during the reign of Elisabeth I is brought to life in a delightful manner, full of scandal, the Tower of London, the fury of the Queen and a long life for Anne It is clear that the American author knows England well He ...

  7. says:

    Bart Casey discovered the Monica Lewinsky of Queen Elizabeth s court and turned her remarkable story into a dual time line mystery which combines a contemporary love story with fascinating historical detail Real life courtier Anne Vavasour spent her second day as a mother in the Tower of London after giving birth to an illegitimate son the result of a liaison the 16 year old Queen s lady s maid had with a much older, richer, and powerful sexual predator, the Earl of Oxford Anne s story, while making up only a small part of the final word count, gives the narrative a depth which sets it apart from the usual mystery Add into the mix a court entertainment featuring Shakespeare s Macbeth which is critical to the restoration of reputations of Anne and her gallant rescuer , Sir Henry Lee, and you ve got a rich ...

  8. says:

    I thought the idea behind the novel was really interesting and offered great potential, both for exploring a lesser known but fascinating historical figure and for introducing references to Macbeth I would have liked to have learned much about Anne Vavasour, her life and times and the possible theatrical connections Likewise, there were so many opportunities to draw on the Scottish play for inspiration Unfortunately, the author failed to exploit the promising material and got bogged down in the rather dull romance between Margaret and Stephen, while the present day murder mystery was somewhat predictable and the motivatio...

  9. says:

    Unique blend of history, romance and mystery When a Vicar Margaret s father rescues some documents from a vault he calls in Stephen Margaret s ex fiance to help decipher the Elizabethan era documents The documents tell the story of Anna Vavasour a 16 year old in Queen Elizabeth s court She is seduced by a much older Earl and later gives birth at court and the next day she is in the Tower of London The documents reveal a transcript of Macbeth which brings out ...

  10. says:

    Bart Casey s the Vasasour Macbeth was a bunch of books in one, woven together with a deft touch that made it a delight to read and an education as well The book was a combination mystery, history, love story and period story for living in the UK in the mid 90 s The mystery was a terrific who done it wrapped about medieval manuscripts linked to Elizabethan Sh...

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