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The Pale Companion. PHILIP GOODEN

The Pale Companion.


Other works by PHILIP GOODEN

Publication: Constable, 2002, London

First edition. Fine in dust jacket. Historical mystery set in 1601 finds a traveling group of actors to give a presentation of A Midsummer Nights Dream for a wedding celebration. Things go wrong from the start --- a wild man in the forest is found hanged; the son about to be married shows every evidence of being wildly unhappy about the arranged union; and the matchmaking, financially desperate father, who stands in the way of both the marriageable son and the son who wants to be an actor, is found impaled on a sundial in his garden. The Dream, it seems, has turned into a nightmare!The series narrator/actor Nick Revill investigates.

Inventory Number: 18060