Monday, 1 February 2010


It's always hard to decide when it is time for a new book to be 'out there'. In the old days, it was easy. A book 'came out', when it came out, but now, with web sites, internet, Amazon, etc. a book has a life long before it hits the book shops (those that are left). So, this is my new book, The Fool's Girl. Its official publication date is 5th April. It is based on Shakespeare's play, Twelfth Night, but is not a straight re-working. Rather, it is about what could have happened after the play ended and how Shakespeare might have got to hear the story. He is, in fact, a character in the novel. I normally avoid having real people in my books, especially any as famous as Mr WS, but rules are there to be broken, especially rules about writing. Once I saw him as Joseph Fiennes in Shakespeare in Love, not the bald bloke in the Folio engraving, I found him much easier to write about.

Thank you to all the people who have offered me advice about blogging. Clearly, there are some people out there who read this. I've taken a break from it, partly because I was really busy getting Fool's Girl ready for publication, but I'm hoping to keep the blog up to date from now on!

5 comments:

Iffath♥Ahmed said...

I love the cover for this <3 :)

claires inner world said...

Glad you've got the book 'out there'! Great news. Guess you'll be ready for your next project now...! Take care. Claire

Katherine Langrish said...

Can't wait to read it, Celia!

Celia Rees said...

Thanks, guys!

Becky said...

Me too! I think the premise sounds so exciting!