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Charlie Fletcher talks to Graham Marks (again!)

Author Spotlight

Charlie Fletcher is the bestselling author of the Stoneheart series and the classic adventure tale Far Rockaway; he has recently had his first adult novel published and here he talks to Graham Marks about his latest project, Dragon Shield.

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Shakespeare Stories

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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More Shakespeare Stories

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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The Merchant of Venice

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

In Venice, the merchant Antonio borrows money so his friend can woo a beautiful lady. He agrees that if he doesn't repay Shylock the moneylender, Shylock can take a pound of his flesh. When Antonio's ships sink and he loses his fortune, Shylock insists on the gruesome payment... With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love, Hate and Mercy in The Merchant of Venice.The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

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The Taming of the Shrew

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

Lovely Bianca has a queue of admirers anxious to marry her. But her older sister, Katharina, must get married first. Katharina has such a fiery temper she is known as 'the shrew', and no man is brave enough to propose. Can Petruchio tame her with his outrageous behaviour? With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love and Marriage in The Taming of the Shrew. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

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King Lear

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Julius Caesar

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Othello

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at... A great retelling of this tragic tale of jealousy and human frailty. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, and Jealousy in Othello. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

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Richard III

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Much Ado About Nothing

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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As You Like It

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Hamlet

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Henry V

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Macbeth

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

Out, damned spot! A brilliant retelling of this classic tale of witches, murder and madness. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Evil in Macbeth.The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

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The Tempest

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Twelfth Night

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Romeo And Juliet

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun... A beautiful retelling of Shakespeare's most famous love story. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love and Hate in Romeo and Juliet. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

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Antony and Cleopatra

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
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Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

A wonderful retelling of Shakespeare's thrilling tale of love torn apart by history. With notes on Shakespeare and the Globe theatre and Love and Death in Anthony and Cleopatra. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

Lucy Daniels

Lucy Daniels is the creator of the bestselling Animal Ark series, which has sold more than 2 1/2 million copies in the UK alone. Animal Ark is being relaunched for a new generation of animal lovers, with exciting brand-new adventures!

Magda Brol

Magda was born in Wroclaw, Poland, where she graduated with a degree in Business and Environmental Sciences. After a few years working in the City of London, she turned her passion for drawing into a dream job, illustrating children's picture books. Magda lives in London with her husband and two young children.

Mark Marshall

Mark was born in London into a creative family including a pianist, actress and dancer. He was encouraged to draw from an early age going on to study Illustration and Painting at the University of Wolverhampton. He lives with his wife, Geraldine, and their two sons. Follow him on Twitter @markjmarshall4