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Henry V by Robert Swindells


Henry V by Robert Swindells

Robert Swindell's Henry V is a gripping retelling of Shakespeare's famous historical play. Battles and scenes of warfare are never far from the young King Henry. This retelling brings to life the tumultuous struggle of the heroic young monarch as he fights to protect his kingdom and his life. The Shakespeare Today series captures the magic of Shakespeare's text and sets it in an accessible and contemporary style.


'Contemporary re-telling'

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About the Author

Robert Swindells was born in Bradford in 1939 and continues to live in Yorkshire. He left school at 15 and worked in a variety of jobs, including primary school teaching, before becoming a full-time writer. His widely acclaimed novels often reflect his political passions, such as Brother in the Land, which is set in the aftermath of a nuclear war. He has won the Red House Children's Book Prize several times and in 1993 he won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for Stone Cold, a young adult novel about homelessness.

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Publication date

1st July 2010


Robert Swindells

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A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


96 pages


General fiction (Children's / Teenage)



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