Book Type: paperback / softback
Number of Pages: 304
Book Dimensions: 230mm by 160mm
Images: black & white illustrations throughout
About (taken from the blurb of The Man who was Never Shakespeare):
Was WILLIAM SHAKSPERE, a successful businessman and minor actor from Statford-upon-Avon, the WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, one of the greatest writers of all time?
There is absolutely no doubt that there was a man from Stratford who lived, had children and died under the name of William Shakspere, but was his identity “stolen” to hide the real identity of William Shakespeare, the writer?
The author, Professor A. J. (Tony) Pointon, is a Chartered Engineer and Physicist and has been the Director of Research at the University of Portsmouth, founder and National Secretary of a union for lecturers in higher education, Government-appointed member of ACAS and Chairman of the Council of the International Dickens Fellowship as well as a nationally-rated chess player. He is primarily a problem-solver.
He first became interested in the question of the authorship of the works when invited to defend in debate the claim that they were by a man called William Shakespeare from Stratford-upon-Avon. This led to a serious attempt to collate and substantiate the detailed evidence in favour of that case. When he found that much of what was claimed as evidence was at best suspect, at worst invented, he devoted time to what seemed an obvious problem for solution. This book is the result. The author does not aim to identify who was hidden so carefully behind the pseudonym, “William Shakespeare”; but he does point the way to a resolution of that problem. The aim of this book is to restore to William Shakspere his real identity and show that he is a man who is worthy of a proper study in his own right.
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