My Father had a Daughter

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My Father had a Daughter

My Father had a Daughter By Grace Tiffany My Father had a Daughter In this wonderfully inventive novel fact is woven with fiction to bring Judith Shakespeare to vibrant life Through Judith s eyes readers glimpse the world of her famous playwright father his work h

  • Title: My Father had a Daughter
  • Author: Grace Tiffany
  • ISBN: 9780425190036
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Hardcover
  • My Father had a Daughter By Grace Tiffany In this wonderfully inventive novel, fact is woven with fiction to bring Judith Shakespeare to vibrant life Through Judith s eyes, readers glimpse the world of her famous playwright father his work, his family, and his inspiration.
    My Father had a Daughter By Grace Tiffany

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    1. Kim on said:

      Thoroughly enjoying this one, further proof of my love for historical fiction Only wish I was knowledgeable about Shakespeare I m sure I would appreciate it even if I was familiar with his plays.Finished and highly recommended

    2. Clare on said:

      This story is told from the point of view of Shakespeare s daughter After I had finished reading this novel, I looked up some of the pertinent facts mentioned in the book and found them to be true, which made this tale even interesting.

    3. Andrew on said:

      For anyone who enjoys Shakespeare, this novel will bring to life Renaissance England in the late 1500 s Little is known about Shakespeare s personal life, but author Grace Tiffany has taken what is known and woven a story filled with family strife, romance, suspense and heart break Tiffany mastered the feel of the dilect of Middle English without the difficulty of interpretation for the reader of the 21st century Case in point Do you think I could send a plague on Susanna I asked No Hamnet whisp [...]

    4. Brenda DiVincenzo on said:

      Although the story ended up to be pretty predictable, I really enjoyed it during the reading Maybe I would have enjoyed reading The Bard in High School if they taught a little background info on him as well I m sure this story is highly fictionalized but what it left me with is What was Shakespeare really like and who was he as a man

    5. ACS Librarian on said:

      I love how this book is written The Shakespearian lilt, the playfulness, and the dramatic intent all seem perfect The story isn 19t bound by the historical facts of Shakespeare 19s life, and I don 19t have a problem with that Tiffany has inspired me to find out about the reality of the family Her literary license seems reasonable enough, and I know now than I did when I started reading That 19s not what really matters with this book, anyway Judith Shakespeare is a wonderful character Her heads [...]

    6. Int'l librarian on said:

      I love how this book is written The Shakespearian lilt, the playfulness, and the dramatic intent all seem perfect The story isn t bound by the historical facts of Shakespeare s life, and I don t have a problem with that Tiffany has inspired me to find out about the reality of the family Her literary license seems reasonable enough, and I know now than I did when I started reading That s not what really matters with this book, anyway Judith Shakespeare is a wonderful character Her headstrong at [...]

    7. Cam Mannino on said:

      I m on an escapist Shakespeare jag watched a 5 part documentary called In Search of Shakespeare and Shakespeare in Love and then read this book, all in a 10 day period This is a light, not terribly historically accurate novel from the point of view, obviously, of Shakespeare s daughter, Judith In reality, I ve read, Judith was illiterate she named her name with an x as a young adult, I believe but here she is imaginative and highly literate, acting out plays with her younger brother Hamnet When [...]

    8. Barb on said:

      There are parts of this novel that I thought were very well written and interesting but the story builds tension to the middle and the ending seemed like a bit of an after thought Tiffany creates a likeable character in her fictionalized Judith Shakespeare and portrays a sweet and loving sibling bond between Judith and her twin Hamnet I enjoyed Judith s adventures and her relationship with her father But the historical record indicates that Judith Shakespeare appears to have been illiterate, the [...]

    9. Diane on said:

      This was a decent read if you enjoy all the references to Shakespeare and his plays I do Otherwise it might seem dull It s an interesting idea.Shakespeare s youngest daughter leaves Stratford to go to London and become an actor on her father s stage Of course women were t allowed to act so she has to dress like a boy The plot was borrowed a bit from the movie Shakespeare In Love I was troubled by Judith Shakespeare s relationship with another actor It s described as love making but it was very m [...]

    10. Susan E on said:

      Hmmm interesting premise a story told from the point of view of William Shakespeare s daughter Yet it didn t work for me Cashing in on the current interest in historical figures is an interesting trend Apparently we readers are keen to read different stories about Henry VIII s wives and his daughter Elizabeth, so why not Shakespeare For me, it could have been any angst against parents story, just with a historical bent I did not get attached to Judith, the narrator, and even found her rather ann [...]

    11. Mike Jensen on said:

      The story of Shakespeare and one of his daughters, who follows him to London and gets into the sort of mischief a girl in her later teens might get into if she does that She learns about life and Shakespeare learns about family and responsibility It is not the sort of book I would read, ordinarily, so it should be reviewed by someone attuned to this sort of novel I found it competent and very readable, and have met people who thought it was excellent It is hard to review this one It was sent to [...]

    12. Ami on said:

      I have mixed feelings about this book I feel like it took me longer to read than most booksd that is partially because I wasn t so drawn in that I read it at every opportunity I had I haven t read too much of Shakespeare s stuff, and maybe that s why Perhaps if I was of a Shakespeare fan, this would have captured my interest a bit Overall though it was pretty good It was an interesting read and I learned some things about Shakespeare s life that I normally would not have.

    13. Samantha Adkins on said:

      A lovely imagining of the life of Judith Shakespeare daughter of William Shakespeare It is full of beautiful language and adventure Judith is a fair creature who falls in love with her father s plays and the art of acting Her relationship with her father is layered and grows throughout the book Tiffany shows her obvious knowledge of Shakespeare, his plays and his family.

    14. Celeste on said:

      I thoroughly enjoyed this bookI found it in the YA sectionbut believe it belongs in the adult Not a book I would recommend all of my friendsI could see how some would find it slow moving and boringbut I found it entertaining and wittyof course one of my all time favorite movies is Shakespeare In Love the edited version of course and it resembles that it a way.

    15. Kelly on said:

      An interesting premise Judith Shakespeare tells her story very similar to the movie Shakespeare in Love the idea of a missing parts of Shakespeare s life being told It s interesting how the reader is given a look at her father, her twin Hamnet, and her mom.

    16. Abigail on said:

      Definitely not a Young Adult book like it is labeled far too many historical and Shakespearean references that no 14 year old would catch If you don t have any knowledge of Shakespeare s work or home life, the story will seem shallow and a fast read otherwise it s packed with references and hidden meanings that make the story a treasure.

    17. Sandra Guerfi on said:

      This is one of my favorite books ever The author has done a lovely job of describing the family ties that Shakespeare and his children shared and the influences they shed on his writings But it is also a lovely story of a daughter s love for the father who seems so distant and maligned at times Beautifully crafted.

    18. Beth on said:

      I didn t really like Judith much but I found the story interesting for the world in which it was set and the glimpses it gave of what William Shakespeare as man and father might perhaps have been like.

    19. Dawn (& Ron) on said:

      Really enjoyed Shakespeare s daughter, Judith, and seeing his world and life through her eyes Slowed down in last third of book and ending didn t have the same impact and power as the rest But Judith makes this worth the read as she outshines her father

    20. Naomi on said:

      An interesting imagined backstory behind a line in one of Shakespeare s plays can t even remember which one now , based on what little we know of his family children Well researched into Elizabethan theatre, taught me some things I didn t know, and a great story

    21. Beth on said:

      A fun book for Shakespeare fans It s an older one that I had kicking around and finally read it last night It s one of those books that seems like it ends in the midde Interesting stuff happened in the second half but the pacing was off.

    22. Juliana on said:

      Well written story of Shakespearean England as seen through the eyes of Judy, one of his daughters Heart wrenching, yet hysterical at times The girl was as witty and bold as her father must have been.

    23. Lacey on said:

      I only read this because we made a trip to Stratford Upon Avon I found it superficially written The author really failed to dig into the main character and give her motivations so that a reader could relate to what she did or how she felt.

    24. Joann Lagomarsino on said:

      As a huge fan of the Bard, this was a must read Talk about a family with issues.

    25. Becky on said:

      The premise was good, but I felt the book peaked too soon and then seemed to drag on Otherwise, it is an interesting look at the time of Shakespeare.

    26. Katy Hormel on said:

      I enjoyed looking at the world at that time through a young girl who becomes a woman eye s.

    27. Mary on said:

      I liked this book I like books about feisty women and Judith certainly was one.

    28. C on said:

      Fun perspective and well researched A few times a bit of rambling got off point and then back to the plot.

    29. Emily Love on said:

      Shakespeare s life is such a mystery Learning about him through the life of his daughter is so creative And the battle that this woman faces to be on stage is wonderful to read about.

    30. ~Michelle~ on said:

      I m just going to say I m glad this one is over The last 1 4 of the book was better than the rest, but, eh, just not that great to me.

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