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Elizabeth Foley, Beth Coates - Author

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E. Foley and B. Coates are the bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-ups and Advanced Homework for Grown-ups.

Featured books by Elizabeth Foley, Beth Coates

Shakespeare for Grown-ups Everything You Need to Know About the Bard

Shakespeare for Grown-ups Everything You Need to Know About the Bard

Author: Elizabeth Foley, Beth Coates Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Need to swot up on your Shakespeare? If you've always felt a bit embarrassed at your precarious grasp on the plot of Othello, or you haven't a clue what a petard - as in 'hoist with his own petard' - actually is, then fear not, because this, at last, is the perfect guide to bring you up to speed. From the authors of the number-one bestselling Homework for Grown-ups, Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the essential book for anyone keen to deepen their knowledge of the Bard's key plays and sonnets. For parents keen to help with their children's homework, casual theatre-goers who want to enhance their enjoyment and understanding of the most-performed plays and the general reader who feels they should probably know more about Britain's most splendid scribe, Shakespeare for Grown-ups covers the historical context of his writing; his personal life, contemporaries and influences; his language and poetic skill; the key themes of his oeuvre; his less familiar works and characters; modern-day adaptations and productions; theories about the authorship of his plays; his most famous speeches and quotations; phrases and words that have entered general usage, and much more. With lively in-depth chapters on all the key works including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, Richard II, Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth, Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the only guide to the Scribe you'll ever need.

Homework for Grown-ups Quiz Book Fiendishly Fun Questions to Test Your Old-school Knowledge

Homework for Grown-ups Quiz Book Fiendishly Fun Questions to Test Your Old-school Knowledge

Author: Elizabeth Foley, Beth Coates Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Which literary giant also held the post of Controller of the Custom of Hides, Skins and Wools in the port of London? Which former concubine went on to become the first, and only, empress of China? Which French diplomat gave his name to the notoriously addictive nicotine? How old was George Harrison whent the Beatles split up? Test your wits, compete with your loved ones and check if it's all still there upstairs with these devilishly diverting questions on all the old-school subjects.

Other books by Elizabeth Foley, Beth Coates

What Would Boudicca Do? Everyday Problems Solved by History's Most Remarkable Women

What Would Boudicca Do? Everyday Problems Solved by History's Most Remarkable Women

Author: Elizabeth Foley, Beth Coates Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Tired of being talked over? Of social media making you feel crap? Of the pressure to 'have it all' and a hot bod too? Boudicca stuck up for herself and now she can help you do the same. It is time to start channelling the spiky superwomen of history to conquer today. It is time to turn to women like Frida Kahlo and Josephine Baker, Hypatia and Cleopatra, Coco Chanel and Empress Cixi. In this irreverent guide they will help you figure out how to dispatch a loverat, back yourself, kill it at work and trounce FoMo. With original illustrations by Bijou Karman, What Would Boudicca Do? will make you fired-up and ready for anything.

Shakespeare for Grown-ups Everything you Need to Know about the Bard

Shakespeare for Grown-ups Everything you Need to Know about the Bard

Author: Elizabeth Foley, Beth Coates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Need to swot up on your Shakespeare? Do you find yourself dozing off during A Winter's Tale? Can you complete the line: `O Romeo, Romeo...'? Are you guilty of uttering the phrase `hoist with his own petard' without really knowing what a `petard' is? Feeling a bit shaky when it comes to your knowledge of Shakespeare? From the authors of the number-one bestselling Homework for Grown-ups, Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the essential book for anyone keen to deepen their knowledge of they plays and sonnets. For parents helping with their children's homework, casual theatre-goers who want to enhance their enjoyment of the most popular plays and the general reader who feels they should probably know more about Britain's most splendid scribe, Shakespeare for Grown-ups covers Shakespeare's time; his personal life; his language; his key themes; his less familiar works and characters; his most famous speeches and quotations; phrases and words that have entered general usage, and much more. With lively in-depth chapters on all the major works including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, Richard II, Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth, Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the only guide you'll ever need.

Shakespeare for Grown-ups

Shakespeare for Grown-ups

Author: Elizabeth Foley, Beth Coates Format: eBook Release Date: 29/01/2015

Need to swot up on your Shakespeare? If you've always felt a bit embarrassed at your precarious grasp on the plot of Othello, or you haven't a clue what a petard - as in 'hoist with his own petard' - actually is, then fear not, because this, at last, is the perfect guide to bring you up to speed.From the authors of the number-one bestselling Homework for Grown-ups, Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the essential book for anyone keen to deepen their knowledge of the Bard's key plays and sonnets. For parents keen to help with their children's homework, casual theatre-goers who want to enhance their enjoyment and understanding of the most-performed plays and the general reader who feels they should probably know more about Britain's most splendid scribe, Shakespeare for Grown-ups covers the historical context of his writing; his personal life, contemporaries and influences; his language and poetic skill; the key themes of his oeuvre; his less familiar works and characters; modern-day adaptations and productions; theories about the authorship of his plays; his most famous speeches and quotations; phrases and words that have entered general usage, and much more. With lively in-depth chapters on all the key works including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, Richard II, Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth, Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the only guide to the Scribe you'll ever need.

Shakespeare for Grown-ups Everything You Need to Know About the Bard

Shakespeare for Grown-ups Everything You Need to Know About the Bard

Author: Elizabeth Foley, Beth Coates Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Need to swot up on your Shakespeare? If you've always felt a bit embarrassed at your precarious grasp on the plot of Othello, or you haven't a clue what a petard - as in 'hoist with his own petard' - actually is, then fear not, because this, at last, is the perfect guide to bring you up to speed. From the authors of the number-one bestselling Homework for Grown-ups, Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the essential book for anyone keen to deepen their knowledge of the Bard's key plays and sonnets. For parents keen to help with their children's homework, casual theatre-goers who want to enhance their enjoyment and understanding of the most-performed plays and the general reader who feels they should probably know more about Britain's most splendid scribe, Shakespeare for Grown-ups covers the historical context of his writing; his personal life, contemporaries and influences; his language and poetic skill; the key themes of his oeuvre; his less familiar works and characters; modern-day adaptations and productions; theories about the authorship of his plays; his most famous speeches and quotations; phrases and words that have entered general usage, and much more. With lively in-depth chapters on all the key works including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, Richard II, Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth, Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the only guide to the Scribe you'll ever need.

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