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Beatrice and Benedick

(2014)
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Hidden in the language of Shakespeare's best-loved comedy Much Ado About Nothing, are several clues to an intriguing tale. It seems that the witty lovers Beatrice and Benedick had a previous youthful love affair which ended bitterly. But how did they meet, why did they part, and what brought them together again?

Messina, Sicily, 1588. Beatrice of Mantua comes to the court of her uncle Leonato, to be companion to his daughter, Hero. That fateful summer, Spanish lordling Don Pedro visits for a month-long sojourn on the island with his regiment. In his company is the young soldier Benedick of Padua.

Benedick and Beatrice begin to wage their merry war of wit, which masks the reality that they dance a more serious measure, and the two are soon deeply in love. But the pair are cruelly parted by natural disaster and man-made misunderstanding. Oceans apart, divided by war and slander, Beatrice and Benedick begin their ten-year odyssey back to Messina and each other.

In a journey that takes us from sunlit Sicily to the crippled Armada fleet and from ancient superstition to the glorious Renaissance cities of the north, Marina Fiorato tells a story of intrigue, treachery and betrayal that will shed a new light on Shakespeare's most appealing lovers.

'Captures the scents, passion and vigour of Italy' Booklist

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Beatrice and Benedick
Author(s): Marina Fiorato
ISBN: 1-250-07713-3 / 978-1-250-07713-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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May 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: Beatrice and Benedick
Author(s): Marina Fiorato
ISBN: 1-84854-800-1 / 978-1-84854-800-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

April 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Beatrice and Benedick
Author(s): Marina Fiorato
ISBN: 1-84854-803-6 / 978-1-84854-803-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Beatrice and Benedick
Author(s): Marina Fiorato
ISBN: 1-84854-801-X / 978-1-84854-801-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2014 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Beatrice and Benedick
Author(s): Marina Fiorato
ISBN: 1-4450-2825-5 / 978-1-4450-2825-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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July 2014 : UK Audio CD
Title: Beatrice and Benedick
Author(s): Marina Fiorato
ISBN: 1-4450-2827-1 / 978-1-4450-2827-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Beatrice and Benedick
Author(s): Marina Fiorato
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Beatrice and Benedick
Author(s): Marina Fiorato
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   



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