A refreshing new novella from from Lauren K. Nixon, The Fox and the Fool celebrates love and friendship from the very edge of things.
Sometimes in Illyria you find yourself in need of a friend, particularly among fools.
A gentle, strange romance between two people who spend their lives on the edge of things, set after the events of Twelfth Night.
Things have settled quite amicably since the marriages of the two great houses of the town. But now there's a new fool on the scene - and we are all fools in love.
"The Fox and the Fool is a delightfully romantic tale that sweeps you up in an instant and doesn’t let you down until you’ve savoured every last drop. Perfect for fans of Shakespeare, it will also appeal to anyone looking for an enchanting, uplifting read about love and life." - Jessica Grace Coleman
"A light-hearted tale of fun, mischief and music - a story about the importance of friendship and brave vulnerability, all wrapped up in the setting of a Shakespearean town." - Clare Keogh
I had a few doubts about a Shakespeare inspired story, but after a brief time when period language seemed to over-egg the syllabub, I settled in to enjoying lively and well-drawn characters, spirited interactions and a satisfying story. Lauren K Nixon successfully shares her delight in the bantering spirit of Shakespeare’ comedies. I could happily spend more time in this world with these people.
What a great Christmas read; or if you will, a Twelfth Night entertainment.