Sunday, 6 August 2017
Elizabeth, William... and Me
Ally has a fairly normal life, that was until she finds Elizabeth I in her pantry and later discovers William Shakespeare in her bath.
And that's just the beginning of what would turn out to be an amazing adventure for Ally.
Queen Elizabeth proved to be quite crotchety, an Shakespeare seemed to like gawping at women in modern dress... but how had they travelled forward through hundreds of years to modern day England? And why had they come?
Much confusion abounds. After all, coping with modern England was a major problem for our two Elizabethans and Ally seems equally befuddled by this momentous event.
Queen Elizabeth has a mission that she must complete. And, being an absolute monarch, she is used to getting everything done in exactly the way she wants it to be done.
Ally, too, with her somewhat dysfunctional family, is searching for something, too.
Can the arrival of Queen Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare help her identify what it is and also help her to track it down and recover it?
But if Ally can see Elizabeth and William Shakespeare, surely everyone else can? But what if they can't?
What could this mean?
And can Ally find what she is seeking?
Could Dr Pinch help her?
This is an extremely well-written debut novel from actress and theatrical director S. Lynn Scott.
It is a very moving story with elements of humour, too.
Hopefully we will be seeing many more novels from S. Lynn Scott in the future.
The book is published by Matador at £9.99 and can be purchased at https://goo.gl/wdCFDG.