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Hogarth’s Shakespeare series will see Shakespeare’s plays reimagined by some of today’s bestselling and most celebrated writers. The books will be true to the spirit of the original plays, while giving authors an exciting opportunity to do something new.

In The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson’s cover version of The Winter’s Tale and the first in the series, we move from London, a city reeling after the 2008 financial crisis, to a storm-ravaged American city called New Bohemia. Her story is one of childhood friendship, money, status, technology and the elliptical nature of time. Written with energy and wit, this is a story of the consuming power of jealousy on the one hand, and redemption and the enduring love of a lost child on the other.

See what attracted authors Jeanette Winterson, Howard Jacobson, Tracy Chevalier, Gillian Flynn, Margaret Atwood, Jo Nesbo, and Anne Tyler to become part of the Hogarth Shakespeare project, in which they create a series of novels inspired by Shakespeare’s plays.

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#FridayReads: The Gap of Time

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