Where the Bee Sucks: A Novel of Magic and Shakespeare

By William Stafford

Arguable tv historian Hank Brownlow involves England to investigate his most modern outlandish conception approximately Shakespeare yet reveals he's not by myself in his quest. another person is following a similar path and other people are finishing up lifeless. Meaniwhile, in Stratford upon Avon, disgruntled journey advisor Harry is visited by way of a stranger who claims to be a personality from 'The Tempest'. writer of Leporello at the Lam and the Brough & Miller sequence, William Stafford has created a satirical modern myth with a full of life feel of humour.

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The place was once that tricksy spirit in the event you wanted him? “Master? ” Startled, Harry seemed round. Ariel was once perched on a gatepost. “What are you doing? Get down from there! ” “Worry now not, grasp. i'm invisible to all eyes yet yours, inaudible to all ears yet yours. ” “In basic or simply at this second? ” Ariel floated up the backyard route to stand in entrance of Harry. “Just for now. ” “Well, I’m uncertain i love that. Me status out the following in my slippers speaking to skinny air. ” “Might I recommend you return interior, grasp? ” “Might I recommend you don’t ask silly fucking questions? I’m locked out, dummy. ” “Would you're keen on me to open the door for you, grasp? ” “I’m not likely again in there. i do know the place I’m now not sought after. Time i used to be in different places besides. are you able to do whatever about... this? ” Harry gestured at his dresses. “Well, are you able to? ” “But, grasp, tis performed. ” Ariel grinned. Harry seemed down and observed he was once donning his denims, a Bard To The Bone T-shirt and his jacket. “That’s great! ” he gasped. “I don’t imagine I’ll ever get used to this. ” “I even wiped clean your shoes, grasp. ” “I spotted, definite. thanks. Now, in the event you might type your self out right into a comparable outfit... ” once the phrases have been shaped, the want used to be granted. “No! ” Harry laughed. “Not similar to me. humans will imagine we’re a pair. The denims can remain. yet how a few hoodie and a sweatshirt? ” “Master understands top. ” Harry appeared the spirit up and down. “You do glance somewhat a chav,” he stroked his chin. “But it is going to do until eventually we get to Cheese. ” Ariel frowned. “Cheese is a verb, grasp, or a spot? ” “Neither, my tricksy spirit. Cheese is a guy. during this city, Cheese is the guy. Come on. ” He held the backyard gate open yet Ariel dissolved throughout the hedge and materialised at the different part. “You can reduce that out for a commence. ” “Topiary, grasp? ” earlier than Harry might make clear, the hedge used to be formed right into a variety of animals. Harry shook his head. Then he giggled. enable Alicia turn her wig over that! “Come on. And behave your self. ” They trigger round the block to Henley road. *** “How come you recognize quite a bit? ” Hank Brownlow appeared around the around desk to the younger girl. “How have you learnt what I’m as much as - what my exhibit is ready, I suggest? ” Ms Benn gave him one other of her cool smiles. She reached below the desk and pulled out a capsule. She swiped the display once or twice after which became it in the direction of him. “This is Janine’s. My predecessor. She used to be extra meticulous than you possibly credited. She stored special files of your whole comings and goings, took word of virtually every little thing you acknowledged, even recorded you a few times. ” She swiped back and an audio dossier stunned Brownlow along with his personal voice, “.. sake, Janine. I stated firstclass to Oxford no longer a fucking donkey trip to Blackpool. ” Ms Benn muted the dossier. “It is my trust one takes a donkey trip in Blackpool to not it. ” “I don’t provide a fuck; gimme that thing,” Brownlow snatched the capsule. He checked out it from each perspective after which attempted to open a few apps. “What’s unsuitable with it? ” “I recalibrated the fingerprint attractiveness to reply in basic terms to me,” Ms Benn held her hand out.

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